MacDowell Virtual National Benefit 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sky Hopinka The outside being here right now

The outside being here right now - inkjet print, etching, 2019, Sky Hopinka (MacDowell Fellow 2021)

Join us for our 2021 Virtual National Benefit honoring Urban Word with the 2nd annual Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award, including acceptance of the award by Mahogany L. Browne, Artistic Director of Urban Word NYC and Poet-in-Residence at Lincoln Center, and a performance by a youth poet from Urban Word. 

This year's virtual Benefit program will be free and open to the public. Click the button below to RSVP for reminders, to participate in our online auction, or to sponsor MacDowell's program through Benefit tickets.

Through the Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award, we aim to honor arts advocates who uniquely and profoundly support and amplify the work of art and artists. This year, we are thrilled to honor Urban Word, one of the oldest and most comprehensive youth literary arts organizations in the United States.

This year's theme is "Met at MacDowell: Creative Collaboration." Join us to experience and celebrate some of the magic that happens at MacDowell when artists—writers, visual artists, composers, architects, interdisciplinary artists, filmmakers, and theatre artists—engage in artistic exchange to create new works. 

If you cannot attend this event but would still like to donate to MacDowell's artist residency program, please click here.

Please contact Brett Evan Solomon at or call 410-790-2140 for further questions.