MacArthur Fellows Program

The MacArthur Fellows Program celebrates and inspires the creative potential of individuals through no-strings-attached fellowships. Learn more

Rick Lowe, Public Artist

Class of 2014

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21 Extraordinarily Creative People Who Inspire Us All: Meet the 2014 MacArthur Fellows

“Those who think creativity is dying should examine the life’s work of these extraordinary innovators who work in diverse fields and in different ways to improve our lives...” Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows Program. Read More

Mobility Among Highly Creative People: What Data About MacArthur Fellows Reveal

Data compiled for the first time show that creativity blossoms everywhere; MacArthur Fellows were born in 64 countries, 47 states, and Washington, DC, and they are far more mobile than the general population. Read More

Fellows In the Media

RSS
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"Sarah Ruhl on her New Play and Book of Essays"

Associated Press
Sarah Ruhl , 2006 MacArthur Fellow
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"MacArthur Grantee Rick Lowe on Art as Community"

Hyperallergic
Rick Lowe, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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"Alto Sax 'Genius' Miguel Zenón to Bring Band to Town"

The Denver Post
Miguel Zenón, 2008 MacArthur Fellow
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"Closer to the Finish Line"

The Huffington Post
Marian Wright Edelman , 1985 MacArthur Fellow
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"Ruth DeFries on New Book: The Big Rachet"

WYPR Baltimore
Ruth DeFries, 2007 MacArthur Fellow
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"Atul Gawande: By the Book"

The New York Times
Atul Gawande , 2006 MacArthur Fellow
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"In India, Revealing the Children Left Behind"

The New York Times
Tina Rosenberg , 1987 MacArthur Fellow
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"History and Memory: Lessons from the Holocaust"

The Graduate Institute Geneva Publications
Saul Friedlander , 1999 MacArthur Fellow
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Review Affirms Impact and Inspiration of MacArthur Fellows Program

“We are proud of the Fellows Program and its impact on the lives of not just those selected but people all over the world." Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows program. Read More
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"Five Myths About the MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’"

Commentary by Cecilia Conrad originally published in the Washington Post Read More

Staff

Portrait of Cecilia A. Conrad

Cecilia A. Conrad

Vice President, MacArthur Fellows Program

Melissa Flagg

Senior Program Officer

Marlies A. Carruth

Senior Program Officer

Christina Lovely

Program Officer

Don Meyer

Program Officer

Krista L. Pospisil

Program Officer

Laura E. Scholl

Program Officer

Maureen P. Atwell

Program Administrator

Eloise E. Daniels

Department Assistant

Diane Estes

Department Assistant

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant