MacDowell Awards Spring-Summer Fellowships to 142 Artists
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Peterborough, NHMacDowell will welcome 142 artists from 23 states, D.C., and eleven countries for spring and summer residencies. These Fellowships at the nation’s first artist residency program were granted from a pool of 1,822 applications from 54 different countries and every state except Hawaii. Fifty-two percent of the incoming artists-in-residence self-identify as artists of color and 76 percent will be first-time Fellows.

MacDowell’s mission is to nurture the arts by offering talented individuals an inspiring residential environment in which to produce enduring works of the creative imagination. “For our spring and summer Fellows, the task of calendar-clearing will be rewarded in Peterborough with a focused intentionality and freedom from distractions,” said Resident Director David Macy. “With ideal working conditions in the studios and three delicious meals daily, MacDowell offers a temporary utopia where artists can, through social interaction and creative exchange, bring out the best in one another.”

Applications for Fellowships are reviewed by a panel of esteemed professionals in each discipline. These panelists make their selections based on applicants’ vision and talent as reflected by a work sample and project description. At no cost to accepted artists, each year MacDowell awards about 300 Fellowships with a maximum stay of six weeks. The next application period opens on August 1, 2023, with a deadline of September 10 for residencies to be scheduled from March through August of 2024.

Macdowell Spring-Summer Fellows

Architects: Anthony Acciavatti, Emily Baker, Olalekan Jeyifous, Vyta Pivo, Alexandra Quantrill, and Christopher Woebken.

Composers: Vicente Atria, Ashkan Behzadi, Hayes Biggs, Douglas Boyce, Anthony Brandt, Frank Carlberg, Richard Carrick, Ann Cleare, Tamar Diesendruck, Henry Dorn, Zachary Gulaboff Davis, Aubrey Johnson, Sunyeong Pak, Leah Reid, Nora Stanley, and Firas Zreik.

Filmmakers: Eduardo Aguilar, Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, Tamar Baruch, Philip Cartelli, Melissa Friedling, Sabine Gruffat, Alexandra Halkin, Rana Kazkaz, Hu Liwei, Michaela Mihalyi, Molly Murphy, PJ Raval, Lisa Rubin, Sindhu Thirumalaisamy, Affonso Uchoa Alonso Rodrigues, Janelle VanderKelen, Soetkin Verstegen, and Eva Weber.

Interdisciplinary artists: Cristóbal Cea, Mauriah Donegan Kraker, Maryam Faridani, Raheleh Filsoofi, Kearra Gopee, Rashawn Griffin, William E. Jones, Alison S. M. Kobayashi, Ada Pinkston, Sarah Sharp, Kaz K Sherman, Frank Yefeng Wang, Ni’Ja Whitson, and Leah Wilks.

Theatre artists: Nkenna Akunna, Jennifer Barclay, Amy Quan Barry, Maxe Crandall, Ebony Noelle Golden, Libby Heily, Kaite O’Reilly, Margaret Perry, George Sapio, Daphne Silbiger, Evan Silver, Hayley Stahl, Ekaterina Wagner, Deke Weaver, and Khari Wyatt.

Visual artists: David Andree, David Anthone, Paolo Arao, Mehraneh Atashi, Jennifer Paige Cohen, June Edmonds, Rochelle Feinstein, Sarah Gamble, Carl Hazlewood, Christopher Iduma, Narcissister, Eva Lundsager, Tanya Marcuse, Ron Norsworthy, Tom Powers, Hasani Sahlehe, Jennifer Viola, and Angela Voulgarelis.

Writers and poets: Chisaraokwu Asomugha, Jessica Bruder, Julialicia Case, Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, Wendy Chen, Lesa Cline-Ransome, Constance Collier-Mercado, Lucy Corin, Kate Daloz, Alicia DeSantis, Whitney DeVos, Aaron Edwards, Virginia Eubanks, Ada Ferrer, William Finnegan, Jan Freeman, Nell Freudenberger, Allegra Goodman, Cynthia Greenlee, Mandy Gutmann-Gonzalez, Simon Han, Michele Harper, Amanda Hess, Ben Hoffman, Caoilinn Hughes, Erica Hunt, Dana Isokawa, Carolyn Kormann, Rachel Kushner, Dong Li, Leeyee Lim, Erin Lynch, Nikola Madzirov, T Kira Mahealani Madden, Ben Mauk, Lara Mimosa Montes, Lio Min, Leila Mottley, Ladane Nasseri, Brooke Newman, Hamilton Nolan, Kate O’Neill, Julie Orringer, Cheryl Pappas, Leo Ríos, Nahanni Rous, Sarah Schulman, Marisa Silver, Olivia Stephens, Meredith Talusan, Sofia Thanhauser, Ann Townsend, Vu Tran, A.J. Verdelle, and Matthew Wamser.

For more than a century, MacDowell has provided uninterrupted time to reflect, innovate, study, practice, and create, and its Fellows have contributed significantly to American and world culture and been honored with numerous awards and accolades. MacDowell is a haven of creativity and strives to make its residency program accessible and possible for all artists. Applicants with demonstrated financial need are eligible to receive travel grants and stipends that offset expenses accrued at home during their residency.