Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine, US
Deadline: 28.01.2024

Open Call for OPEN STUDIO RESIDENCY Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine, US Deadline: 28.01.2024

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Haystack's two-week Open Studio Residency kicks off our summer season of programs. The residency is designed to foster artistic exploration at the highest level, and those selected attend for free.

MAY 26–JUNE 7, 2024

Haystack’s Open Studio Residency fosters a dynamic exchange of ideas among peers and provides two weeks of studio time and an opportunity to work in a community of makers. The program supports approximately fifty participants—from the craft field and other creative disciplines—who have uninterrupted time to work in six studios (ceramics, blacksmithing, fiber, graphics, metals, and wood) to develop ideas and experiment in various media. Participants can choose to work in one particular studio or move among them depending on the nature of their work. All of the studios are staffed by technicians who can assist with projects. Please note that technicians will not be leading workshops. If you are interested in learning specific skills, you may want to apply to one of the workshop sessions.

The Haystack 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, participants will have time to share work and discuss ideas across disciplines. Residents include established and emerging artists working in a range of visual art and craft-based materials—individuals working in craft, art, design, writing, and other creative disciplines—who are self-directed and focused—are encouraged to apply.

Housing will be assigned randomly from the various housing options available at the School. If you have particular physical needs, please note these on your application so we can best accommodate you.

Applications for the Open Studio Residency are processed online through SlideRoom.

Application Fee: $60
Deadline to Apply: January 28, 2024 at 11:59 pm EST

An independent committee reviews applications to the Open Studio Residency, and national and international artists working in various disciplines are eligible for consideration. Past participants may reapply for the residency, but preference may be given to first-time applicants. Selection is based on work samples, the nature and scope of the project that will be done during the residency (if applicable), and the ability to work in a creative community. All applications are for the entire two-week session. Participants must be twenty-one years of age or older to participate in the Open Studio Residency.

Haystack is committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do 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.

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