Open Studio Residency Application
Haystack's 2014 summer season catalog will be available in print and online on January 1st. If you would like to receive the printed catalog in the mail and are not already on our mailing list, please Contact Haystack.
Haystack new Open Studio Residency was first held May 26-June 7, 2013. The program is designed to foster artistic exploration at the highest level, and those selected attend for free.
The 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 50 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 are 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 is also open during the residency, providing an opportunity for experimentation with digital fabrication as a way for participants 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 invites a smaller group of scientists, designers, and writers. Criteria includes quality of work, the appropriateness of planned projects for Haystack’s studios, and ability to work in an intensive community.
Haystack's 2014 summer season catalog will be available in print and online on January 1st. The next application deadline is March 1, 2014.
Contact Haystack with any questions.
A non-refundable fee of $35 must accompany each application. Checks should be made payable to Haystack. Foreign payments must be in US dollars payable in US funds.
Housing will be assigned at random from among the various accommodation 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 the workshop supplies, and other personal items you will need to bring from home, will be sent after your application has been approved.
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