Deadline: September 15, 2013.

The MacDowell Colony offers artists from around the world an ideal environment for the creative process and multidisciplinary exchange. Artists from the Middle East working in visual art, film, music composition, and interdisciplinary practices such as performance are encouraged to apply for MacDowell residencies.

Those accepted will receive fellowships covering all costs of a residency of up to two months in Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA, including:
• Exclusive use of one of 32 studio cottages spread across 450 scenic 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 the Colony’s 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. With the guidance of the Arab Fund for Arts & Culture and Ashkal Alwan, we are reaching out to give artists working in regions of political and social change the peace of mind to concentrate fully on their work, to freely share ideas with their peers from other arts communities, and to develop new perspectives in their creative practices.

To apply, go to

Please indicate Ashkal Alwan when asked, “How did you learn about MacDowell’s residency program?”