The MacDowell Colony invites artists based in the Middle East to apply for residencies through its Voices of Change initiative. MacDowell offers artists from around the world an ideal environment for the creative process, artistic dialogue, and collaboration in Peterborough, New Hampshire. With the Arab Fund for Arts & Culture, the program is reaching out to artists in the region working in architecture, film, literature, music composition, theatre, visual art, and interdisciplinary practices. The next application deadline is April 15 for Fall 2013 residencies. Successful applicants will receive fellowships covering all costs of a residency of up to two months in Peterborough, New Hampshire, including:
- Exclusive use of one of 32 studio cottages spread across 450 bucolic acres
- All meals and living accommodations, including picnic lunches delivered to studios
- International travel reimbursement and needs-based financial aid
- Immersion in a new cultural environment and peer exchanges with other artists of many different disciplines and backgrounds
- Opportunities to present work to public audiences through several community programs
One of the world’s leading artist residency programs, MacDowell serves more than 275 artists each year, many of whom travel internationally to participate. The goal of the Voices of Change initiative is intended to direct the Colony’s mission of protecting artistic freedom where it is needed most and to facilitate understanding between artists of different cultures. Already, the program has welcomed Syrian filmmaker Nabil Maleh. A director of more than a hundred films, including 12 feature-length works, Maleh is currently working on a film about the present-day Syrian revolution.
To apply, go to www.macdowellcolony.org/apply. The deadline for Fall 2013 residencies is April 15. Please indicate AFAC when asked, “How did you learn about MacDowell’s residency program?”