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.
Duration of residency
Housing will be assigned at random from among the various accommodation options available at the school. If you have particular physical needs, please note these on your application so that we can best accommodate you.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
The program supports approximately 50 participants—from the craft field and other creative disciplines—who 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 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, there will be 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 based materials.
Studio / Workspace
Shared studios – in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, jewelry, and wood). Participants can choose to work in one particular studio or move among them depending on the nature of their work.
Fees and support
Applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of $50 through a secure site on the online application. Material costs and shop fees, payable at the conclusion of the program, are the responsibility of the residency participant. Residents selected attend for free, supported by Haystack’s Windgate Foundation Endowment for Programs.
Expectations towards the artist
Residents are offered the opportunity to briefly show their work to one another. Time is set aside for this, should resident(s) wish to participate. It is optional, however we find that most residents participate.