Free Open Studio Residency
Haystack’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 will have uninterrupted time to work in six studios 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 will be staffed by technicians who can assist with projects.
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Summer Conference:Haystack’s Summer Conference, Craft Thinking: Ideas on Making, Materials, and Creative Process, focuses on thinking-through-craft. How do creative processes and materials inform the work that we make?
The 2016 Haystack Summer Conference features presenters, who come from a variety of creative disciplines in art, design, architecture, and writing. Our focus is on how we think through craft and how creative processes, audiences, and materials inform the work that we make. Craft is a place where innovation and tradition, skill and intuition, exist together. Whether making a mobile oven for baking bread, rethinking a museum collection, programming machines that can print objects, or choosing to work in vernacular tradition, the very definition and scope of craft is constantly shifting
The conference is intimate in scale and allows ample time for informal conversations with presenters and attendees. Conference presenters give talks and either lead discussion groups or studio based workshops that provide a way of exploring ideas through materials.
The workshops and discussions are repeated so that attendees can take part in multiple activities. Registration for these is done each day of the conference and no previous experience is required.
2016 Conference Presenters:
Students who attend a Summer Workshop at Haystack receive a 20% discount on registration for the conference! Mark the “Conference Special” box on the Workshop Application. You must be 18 years old to apply. Haystack processes applications on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Download an application for Haystack’s 2016 Summer Conference
Register for Haystack’s 2016 Summer Conference – fillable form
Apply for a Haystack 2016 Summer Workshop
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