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Fellow in literature Jacqueline Woodson, recent MacArthur Fellow and Hans Christian Andersen Award winner, has written "Let the Circle be Unbroken," an essay for our “Why MacDowell NOW?” series that describes her inspiration behind creating a residency program for artists of color.Read more
Another “Why MacDowell NOW?” essay comes from photographer Accra Shepp, who writes about how his latest series of images is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent calls for social justice and accompanying demonstrations in his neighborhood.
Elevating Black Artists and Holding Ourselves Accountable
The time for American innocence has past, past time for indifferent callousness. Artists have been showing us the way. It’s time to heed them and the MacDowell community of artists who are continuing this work at this crucial time.Holding Ourselves Accountable
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A house of dreams untold – It looks out over the whispering treetops and faces the setting sun.
- Edward A. MacDowell
Our next application deadline is April 15, 2021 for fall 2021 residencies. The application period will open on February 15, 2021.Apply
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