Peterborough, NH – MacDowell, the nation’s first artist residency program, has announced its newest group of fellows. Chosen from among 2,948 applicants, the 129 selected artists hail from 21 states and nine countries. The 2022-23 fellows, whose work spans seven disciplines, include DG members Calley Anderson, Jeesun Choi, Deepak Kumar, Dave Malloy, Brendan Pelsue, and Anne Washburn. Sixty-three percent of the upcoming artists-in-residence self-identify as artists of color and almost 80 percent are first-time Fellowship awardees at MacDowell, where the mission is to nurture the arts by offering talented individuals an inspiring residential environment in which to produce enduring works of the creative imagination.
“This incoming artist cohort brings us a sense of optimism and exhilaration at a time when our world needs it,” said Executive Director and DG member Philip Himberg. “MacDowell panelists selected these remarkable innovators from the largest pool of applicants we have ever seen, a reflection of our creative community’s deep need for chosen isolation and camaraderie at this time. Across seven disciplines of artmaking, and including international artists from Europe, Africa, and South America, MacDowell aims to foster connection and creative cross-pollination – space and time in which to experiment, take risks, and tell stories that will illuminate the human heart.”
MacDowell awards nearly 300 Fellowships a year, which are highly sought after by artists of all disciplines around the world. The next application period opens on January 1, 2023. For more information, visit the MacDowell website.