Welcome to Haystack’s 2017 Open Studio Residency
application process

Residency Application procedure and selection criteria

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.

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.
  • An application fee, which is nonrefundable.


Rates, Fees & Accommodations

Applicants pay the non-refundable application fee of $50 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 Haystack’s Windgate Foundation Endowment for Programs. Other than the application fee, there is no charge to attend.



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 & Shop Fees

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

Other Information

Haystack does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identification, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, economic status, or veteran status. All are welcome.

A prep sheet detailing personal items you will need to bring from home, will be sent upon acceptance into the residency.

Submitting Your Application

Haystack has partnered with SlideRoom to provide Residency applicants with an online application process.

Before starting the application process, we encourage you to scroll through our extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Thank you to all who applied in 2017. The application deadline for this year was March 1.


Questions? Contact Haystack at (207) 348-2306 or haystack@haystack-mtn.org. Haystack staff are available M-F, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST.

All residency applications, complete with supporting materials, were to be submitted online for the March 1, 2017 DEADLINE. Residency applications are reviewed by an independent committee. Applicants are notified of admission status approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline.

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