MacDowell Colony Residencies


To provide a place where creative artists can take advantage of uninterrupted work time and seclusion in which to work and enjoy the experience of living in a community of gifted artists.

The studios are offered for the independent pursuit of the applicant's art. No workshops or courses are given.|Under subject Fine and Applied Arts, choreography is also included with Dance.


Open to established and emerging artists in the fields specified.

Quantity Available

A total of 32 studios are available during each application period for individual residencies


  • Annual

Study Length

Usually 4 weeks, maximum of 8 weeks

Award Value

Up to US$1,000 for artists in need of financial assistance (stipends), plus limited travel grants for any artist based on need

Application procedure

Applicants must write, telephone or refer to the website external linkfor information and to apply online.

Closing date

Summer (January 15th), Autumn (April 15th), Winter-Spring (September 15th)

Study Level

  • Unrestricted

MacDowell Colony

The MacDowell Colony was founded in 1907 to provide creative artists with uninterrupted time and seclusion to work and enjoy the experience of living in a community with gifted artists. Residencies are up to eight weeks for writers, and playwrights, composers, film and video makers, visual artists, architects and interdisciplinary artists. Artists in residence receive room, board and the exclusive use of a studio. There are no residency fees. A travel grant and limited artist grants are available to artists in residence, based on need.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the MacDowell Colony by using the links below.


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