New York, NY/Santa Fe, NM – In a new partnership, MacDowell, the country’s longest-running artist residency, and the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) have announced the launch of a fellowship program for graduates of the IAIA’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFACW). By combining resources, this new program expands upon MacDowell’s goal of fostering equity within the arts by providing opportunities to a historically marginalized community of artists.
Through this joint effort, MacDowell and IAIA will share resources, amplifying the work of each organization to pursue shared goals. All students considered for the IAIA Fellowship would need to comply with MacDowell’s long-standing application process. This alliance reflects MacDowell’s commitment to making its residency program more accessible to Indigenous artists. Last summer, sessions with Indigenous Fellows resulted in the first-time creation of a cohort of Indigenous artists-in-residence, giving participants the opportunity to uplift each other as a community rather than experience MacDowell as the solitary Indigenous artist on site. The cohort also met with local Indigenous artists to share ideas and their art.
MacDowell’s next residency application period opens on January 1, 2023, with a deadline of February 10.