MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Alison Bechdel, Cartoonist and Graphic Memoirist

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

"Love Affair Between One Artist and Texas"

The New York Times
James Turrell, 1984 MacArthur Fellow Read More
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"Such Stuff as Dance Is Made On"

The New York Times
Alexei Ratmanksy, 2013 MacArthur Fellow Read More
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"Brenner Calls Health Care System Irrational"

NJ Today
Jeffrey Brenner, 2013 MacArthur Fellow
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"A Life In Science: From Housewife To Amazon Trailblazer"

NPR
Patricia Wright, 1989 MacArthur Fellow
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"When Models Drive the Creative Process"

The Age
Wendy Ewald, 1992 MacArthur Fellow
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"A Contemporary View of Confinement"

The New York Times
Bill Viola, 1989 MacArthur Fellow
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"Baltimore Museum of Art Showcases Work by An-My Le, Gerard Byrne"

The Baltimore Sun
An-My Le, 2012 MacArthur Fellow Read More

"In ‘Flipped’ Classrooms, a Method for Mastery"

The New York Times
Tina Rosenberg, 1987 MacArthur Fellow Read More
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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

Program Director

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

Program Assistant

Diane Estes

Program Assistant

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant