Professor Beck Awarded MacDowell Colony Residency
Professor Kim Beck will spend August and September at the MacDowell Colony on an artist’s residency. One of the oldest and most prestigious residency programs in the country, the McDowell Colony was founded in 1907 in order “to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.”
An estimated 8,300 artists have been supported in residence with nearly 15,000 Fellowships, including the winners of at least 86 Pulitzer Prizes, 31 National Book Awards, 30 Tony Awards, 32 MacArthur Fellowships, 15 Grammys, 8 Oscars, 828 Guggenheim Fellowships, and 107 Rome Prizes. The colony has accepted visual and interdisciplinary artists, architects, filmmakers, composers, playwrights, poets, and writers, both well-known and unknown.