Thursday, January 16, 2014

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Open Studio Residency

Deadline: March 1, 2014 (ONLINE)

Open Studio Residency
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Deer Isle, Maine
May 25-June 6, 2014

Haystack's Open Studio Residency is a new program that provides two weeks of studio time and an opportunity to work in a supportive community of makers. The program accommodates approximately fifty participants—from the craft field and other creative disciplines—who will have uninterrupted time to work in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, jewelry, and wood) to develop ideas and experiment in various media. Participants can choose to work in one particular studio or move among studios depending on the nature of their work. All of the studios will be staffed by technicians who can assist with projects.

Haystack’s open studios and small scale foster a dynamic exchange of ideas among peers. Haystack’s fab lab will also be open, providing an opportunity for experimentation with digital fabrication as a way for residents to augment and complement their creative practices.

In addition to open studios, there is time for participants to share work and discuss ideas across disciplines. Residents include established and emerging artists working in a range of visual art and craft media. In addition, Haystack will invite a smaller group of scientists, designers, and writers.

Haystack's 2014 Open Studio Residency is supported by a grant from an anonymous foundation.

Primary criteria include:
  • The quality of work
  • The ability to work in an intensive community
  • If applicable, the nature and scope of work that will be done during the residency

Applicants must be 18 or older.

Application is for the entire two-week session.


Applicants pay the non-refundable application fee of $35 through a secure site on the online application. SlideRoom accepts all major credit cards and all major US debit cards. The residency program is supported by a grant from an anonymous foundation. Other than the application fee, there is no charge to attend. Only complete applications will be considered.

Accommodations: Housing will be assigned at random from among the various options.


Materials costs, payable at the conclusion of the residency, are the responsibility of the residency participant.


Participants are admitted to Haystack without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national, or ethnic origin.

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Visit SlideRoom to apply:

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
PO Box 518
Deer Isle, Maine 04627
Telephone: (207) 348-2306
FAX: (207) 348-2307