MacDowell Colony Residencies-

The MacDowell Colony in PeterboRugh, New Hampshire, USA,  provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees.



  • The Colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts.
  • The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which the Colony defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way.
  • MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and welcomes artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice and investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. To that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply.
  • Applicants who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply. Doctoral candidates who have finished all coursework may apply.
  • MacDowell is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical ability or disability. The Colony offers barrier-free access in its main buildings and some studios. There are no medical facilities or medical personnel on site. MacDowell is situated in a rural area with limited access to medical care facilities. We strongly suggest that applicants with special medical needs contact the Resident Director before applying.

A nonrefundable processing fee of $30 (U.S.) is required with each application. Applicants pay the processing fee by debit or credit card through a secure site on the online application.Any applicant who may experience difficulty in paying the fee is encouraged to contact the admissions department.


FALL 2019
Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
Oct 1, 2019 – Jan 31, 2020

Accepting Applications:
Feb 15 – Apr 15, 2019

Deadline: Sep 15, 2019
Feb 1 – May 31, 2020

Accepting Applications:
Jul 15 – Sep 15, 2019

Published on:
16 Jan 2019


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