The MacDowell Colony is the nation’s leading artist colony. The Colony nurtures the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.
The Colony was founded in 1907 by composer Edward MacDowell and Marian MacDowell, his wife. It was the first artist colony in the United States.
Writers, visual artists, composers, filmmakers, playwrights, interdisciplinary artists, and architects come from all parts of the United States and abroad.
MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. Emerging and established artists may apply in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. Applicants who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply. Doctoral candidates who have finished all coursework may apply.
There are no residency fees. Artists are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the Colony. We are pleased to offer stipends to artists in all artistic disciplines so that they may take advantage of a residency at the Colony.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-19 Princeton Arts Fellowship. The deadline is Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Princeton Arts Fellows spend two consecutive academic years (September 1-July 1) at Princeton University and formal teaching is expected. The normal work assignment will be to teach one course each semester subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, but fellows may be asked to take on an artistic assignment in lieu of a class, such as directing a play or creating a dance with students. Although the teaching load is light, our expectation is that Fellows will be full and active members of our community, committed to frequent and engaged interactions with students during the academic year.
Details here~ http://arts.princeton.edu/fellowships/princeton-arts-fellowship/
Conservation departments that are accepting fellowship applicants are listed…in the “Current Announcements” section. Please download the fellowship overview that contains pertinent details including application deadlines. Fellowship candidates will need to prepare the following materials in English when a position is open for recruitment: transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate courses of academic study; a curriculum vitae including basic biographical information, current and permanent addresses and telephone numbers; a brief statement of interest and intent in applying for the fellowship; offprints of any publications or lectures; two supporting letters of recommendation from conservation professionals familiar with the candidate’s work; and one letter of personal reference.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY~
Initial Letters of Interest due SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
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