PETERBOROUGH, N.H.: The MacDowell Colony has announced the appointment of more than 50 artists as fellows for the fall 2015 and winter 2016 seasons. Fellows, selected from a wide range of applicants for their artistic accomplishments and potential, will receive a private studio at the Colony facility in New Hampshire, living quarters, and three meals a day for up to eight weeks. These fellowships are valued at approximately $10,000.
Recognized for their work as theatre artists are playwrights Kara Corthron (Julius by Design) and Jennifer Haley (The Nether); writer-comedian Richard Montoya (Zorro in Hell); and performance artists Mary Pottenger (City Water Tunnel #3) and Keithley Karinney (Another Tree Dance). Other fellows include architects, composers, writers, and visual artists from a broad range of disciplines.
“By awarding these fellowships, the MacDowell Colony continues its long-standing mission to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination,” said Colony representatives in a statement. “It is a mission that has inspired essential contributions to American and world culture now for more than a century.”
The MacDowell Colony, named for composer Edward MacDowell and his wife, pianist Marian MacDowell, was founded in 1907, and has since awarded fellowships to more than 7,000 artists. Former MacDowell fellows include Wendy Wasserstein, Stephen Karam, Mac Wellman, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Annie Baker.