In 2013 Haystack launched the Open Studio Residency, which is held the first two weeks of June, kicking off our summer season of programs. The residency is designed to foster artistic exploration at the highest level, and those selected attend for free.

Open Studio ResidencyHaystack’s Open Studio Residency 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 have uninterrupted time to work in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, 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 our sessions.

The Open Studio Residency fosters a dynamic exchange of ideas among peers. The school’s 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 media.

The residency program is supported by Haystack’s Windgate Foundation Endowment for Programs. Other than the application fee, there is no charge to attend.

Review the Residency Application Process and Apply


Haystack is proud to be a member of Res Artis Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies.

Haystack is proud to be a member of Res Artis Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies.

Contact Haystack with any questions.