from 2 to 8 weeks (usually 5 weeks),
Paid by host 

Accommodation and studio. Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining room while lunch is delivered to each studio. The colony offers grants to artists in all artistic disciplines. Funding is also available to help compensate artists for travel to and from the Colony. Financial aid forms are mailed upon acceptance, and aid is awarded based on need.

Paid by artist 

Working material and personal needs. Application fee - $30.

Application guidelines 

Artists with professional standing in their fields and and emerging artists of recognized ability are eligible for residence. Applicants are considered solely on the basis of artistic talent.

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MacDowell Colony

MacDowell Colony


The MacDowell Colony provides a place where creative artists can find freedom to concentrate on their work without distraction.


Artists-in-residence are provided with the opportunity to volunteer for community activities through two programs, including outreach in the schools program. Artists may also contribute a sample of their work to the MacDowell collection which is made available to artists-in-residence in the library. Donations may also be made to the local public library.

Accommodation Information 

Individual studio or private room in a shared facility for each resident; furnishings and linens provided. Meals are provided.

Technical Information 

Digital media, exhibition, installation, film and digital editing, heavy metals, blacksmithing, music studio (non-recording), painting, photography (non-digital), printmaking and sculpture facilities.


Spread out over the Colony's 450 acres of woodlands and fields are 32 artist studios. Almost no studio is within sight of another. Nearest airport is 35 miles away and the nearest bus stop 15 miles.

100 High Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
United States
163 East 81 Street
New York, NY 10028
United States
212-535-9690 (NY)
212-737-3803 (NY)

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