Helen O’Leary Receives Prized Fellowship to MacDowell’s First Artist Residency Program this Spring-Summer

Helen O’Leary receives MacDowell Fellowship

MacDowell has awarded the equivalent of more than $2.3 million in fellowships to 155 artists from 30 U.S. states and 14 countries, arriving from as far afield as Chile and India, Pakistan and Australia, and from Alaska to Texas. The incoming artists-in-residence work in all disciplines, and were awarded Fellowships from a pool of 2,417 applicants for an acceptance rate of 6.4 percent. The Fellowships are for upcoming spring and summer residencies at one of the nation’s leading contemporary arts organizations.

“This incoming group of talented artists and the increasing numbers of applications we’ve been receiving means that our admissions panels have a demanding and incredibly important job of reviewing submissions to find the finest examples of creativity,” said Executive Director Chiwoniso Kaitano. “And as a result of the high caliber of Fellows we see coming to MacDowell from all corners of the world, it is clear our selection panels are excelling at their charge, and enabling us to offer residencies to the greatest artists of our generation.”