Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

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Open Studio Residency Application Deadline: March 1, 2014

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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. accommodations Housing will be assigned at random from among the various options. If you have particular physical needs, please note these on your application.




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. A memo detailing personal items you will need to bring from home, will be sent after your application has been approved.



Supporting materials include:

• Your current resumé.

• Up to five images of your work in digital format. SlideRoom provides a list of acceptable file formats and file sizes. When submitting an image, you will also enter the following information: image/work title, date, dimensions, and materials/technique.

• All image filenames must include your name and the title of the work.

• Two letters of reference.

• A $35 application fee, which is nonrefundable.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Haystack has partnered with SlideRoom to provide Residency applicants with an online application process. To begin, visit SlideRoom (haystack.slideroom.com). Additionally, before starting the application process, we encourage applicants to scroll through our extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions. All residency applicants apply through the online application process. Applicants are not required to mail in hard copies of the application forms.

Still have Questions? Please feel free to contact Haystack at (207) 348-2306 or haystack@haystack-mtn.org. Haystack staff are available M-F, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST to talk with you about your application and materials needed, and to assist you through the application process.

All residency applications, complete with supporting materials, are submitted online for the March 1 DEADLINE.

Residency applications will be reviewed by an independent review committee.


Thanks to all who applied for Haystack's 2014 Open Studio Residency. Applicants will be notified about their application within 3 weeks of the March 1 deadline.


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