By Justine Testado|
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017
For many artists, getting away from it all is necessary in the creative process. The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire offers this remote environment in their arts fellowship, which attracts hundreds of applications from artists working in architecture to non-fiction writing to music composition. Out of 706 applications for the summer fellowship, 69 artists representing seven disciplines — including five up-and-coming architects — were awarded.
Averaging at $10,000 each, the fellowships provide recipients with a private studio for up to eight weeks, accommodations, three meals a day, and financial aid if needed. Fellows were selected “based solely on their talent” by a panel of leading professionals from each discipline.
“From Portugal to South Korea, and from Brooklyn to Israel, we will be welcoming artists creating in all disciplines,” MacDowell Colony Executive Director Cheryl A. Young stated. “From writers like Kathleen Tolan to visual artists like John O’Connor, this group will join the long list of MacDowell Fellows who have benefitted from having a dedicated space and the time to foster their creativity, and make work that engages audiences for generations.”
Here's the latest list of Fellows:
Architects: Ellie Abrons, David Eskenazi, Antonio Furgiuele, Rosalyne Shieh, and Mabel Wilson.
Composers: Christopher Cerrone, Richard Danielpour, Sam Pluta, Caroline Shaw, Anna Webber, and Elliot Williams.
Film/Video artists: Rodney Evans, Jacqueline Goss, KyungMook Kim, Alison Maclean, Ian Olds, Elisabeth Subrin, and Pacho Velez.
Interdisciplinary artist: Karen Sherman.
Theatre artists: Annie Baker, Liza Birkenmeier, Sarah DeLappe, Ella Hickson, Asa Horvitz, Stephen Karam, and Stacy Osei-Kuffour.
Visual artists: Ben Durham, Mark Gibson, Andy Graydon, Harmony Hammond, Jennifer Karady, Kalup Linzy, Gina Occhiogrosso, John O'Connor, Duke Riley, and Paul Rucker.
Fiction writers: Jenessa Abrams, Molly Antopol, Andrea Bewick, Oscar Cuevas, Rhonda Green-Smith, James Hannaham, Thomas Heise, Cara Hoffman, Corinne Manning, Yuly Restrepo, Edna Shemesh, Kathleen Tolan, João Tordo, and Vu Tran. Poets Jennifer Barber, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran, francine j. harris , Mikko Harvey, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Ruth Ellen Kocher, Megan Levad, Laurence O'Dwyer, and Cynthia Zarin.
Nonfiction writers: Brian Christian, Marie-Therese Connolly, Meehan Crist, Carina del Valle Schorske, Megan Healey, Wil Hylton, Perri Klass, Sarah McColl, Mahmoud Saeed, and Sofia Thanhauser.
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