Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Summer Program placement and grant

The American-Scandinavian Foundation and Norwegian Crafts seek qualified applicants for the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts summer program and the ASF Arts & Crafts Fellowship Program. 

GRANTS AVAILABLE: 2 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1 2018

This is an opportunity for talented Norwegian artists to attend workshops at Haystack during the summer. Norwegian Crafts is guaranteed two places in the Haystack summer program, and the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Arts & Crafts Fellowship Program will provide a grant for each selected artists to cover tuition, board and most expenses connected to the workshop.

The collaboration between Haystack and Norwegian Crafts is part of Norwegian Crafts’ Residency for Skills program - a developing residency program focusing on talented professional craft artists based in Norway. The program aims to provide unique and diverse opportunities for artists in the craft field, namely through offering Norwegian craft artists a place at renowned schools, workshops and residencies.

SUMMER PROGRAM WORKSHOPS: in session May-Sept (click on link for available courses)

For more information on the summer programs at Haystack click here.

Summer Program Faculty List 2018:

Please choose and rank three workshops, including session number and which material group / faculty member you would like to work with, in the order of your preference when you apply.

First session: Two Weeks, May 27-June 8
Blacksmithing: Patrick J. Quinn
Ceramics: Lydia Johnson
Fiber: Mark Newport
Graphics: Melissa Hilliard Potter
Metals:Sharon Massey
Wood:Raivo Vihman
Visiting Artist*: Kate Russell

Second session: Two Weeks, June 24-July 6
Blacksmithing: Marc Maiorana
Ceramics: Lauren Gallaspy
Fiber: Carole Frances Lung
Graphics: Jen Bervin
Metals: Robert Ebendorf
Wood: Katie Hudnall
Visiting Curator: Jenni Sorkin

Third session: Two Weeks, July 15-27
Ceramics: Hanako Nakazato
Fiber: Caroline Lathan-Stiefel
Glass: Suzanne Peck
Graphics: Lenka Clayton & Phillip Andrew Lewis
Metals: Myra Mimlitsch-Gray
Wood: Michael O’Malley
Visiting Artist*: Jin Lee

Fourth session: Two Weeks, July 29-August 10
Ceramics: Michael Kline
Fiber: Sarah K. Khan & Meeta Mastani
Glass: Granite Calimpong
Graphics: William J. O’Brien
Metals: Ellen Wieske
Wood: Donald Fortescue

Fifth session: Two Weeks, August 12-24
Ceramics: Brooks Oliver
Fiber: Fraser Taylor
Glass: Helen Lee
Graphics: Emily Arthur
Metals: Arthur Hash & Elliot Clapp
Wood: Brent Skidmore
Visiting Artist: Sheila Pepe

Sixth session: One Week, August 26-September 1
Ceramics: Salvador Jiménez-Flores
Fiber/Baskets: Lois Russell
Glass: Devin Burgess
Glass Beads: Holly Cooper
Graphics: Paula Wilson
Mixed Media/Wood: Warren Seelig
Writing: Melissa Christine Goodrum

Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

*Visiting artists augment the session with informal activities and are not workshop leaders.

HOW TO APPLY

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) and Norwegian Crafts seek qualified applicants for the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts summer program and the ASF Arts & Crafts Fellowship Program. 

This is an opportunity for talented Norwegian artists to attend workshops at Haystack during the summer. Norwegian Crafts is guaranteed two places in the Haystack summer program. The American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Arts & Crafts Fellowship Program will provide a grant for the selected artist to cover most expenses connected to the workshop.

All artists who wish to apply for the placement and grant must apply through Norwegian Crafts (not Haystack or the ASF). Norwegian Crafts and the ASF will select the two top candidates, and inform Haystack of the grant-receiving artists. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1 February 2018

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must

-        Be citizens of Norway
-        Applicants must be a professional craft artist
-        Submit no more than one application to the ASF's Fellowship Program per fiscal year
-        Submit all requested application materials

The following individuals are not eligible to apply:

-        Individuals enrolled in any degree or certificate granting program (including high school, bachelor, or master degree programs)
-        Recipients of an ASF Arts & Crafts Fellowship Award in the previous fiscal year

To be considered applicants must:

-        Have made a recognised contribution to their discipline through public presentation of their work
-        Demonstrate a high-aesthetic level of artistic ability
-        Provide evidence of continued commitment to serious and exceptional aesthetic investigation in his or her chosen medium
-        Demonstrate a record of regional, national, or international public presentations (i.e. exhibitions, publications, etc.), grants, awards, fellowships, residencies, or other recognition within a discipline

COMPLETE APPLICATIONS INCLUDE:

-        Artist Statement / letter of motivation
-        Resume (CV) –  Include address, phone, e-mail and website link if available
-        Portfolio – 10 images and documentation script
-        Two letters of reference
-        List of skills in your media
-        Copy of university transcripts for studies/training completed at the bachelors and masters levels. (e.g. BA, BFA, MA and/or MFA)
-        List of your preferred sessions at Haystack from top priority (1) to bottom priority (3). Include session name and dates.

Submit your application --- IN ENGLISH --- in one pdf.-file with file Titled “your last name_first name–Application” to post@norwegiancrafts.no by 1 February 2018. Email subject field: "Haystack Application"

About Haystack

(from Haystack's website)

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. The school offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking and more. Programs range from short workshops to two-week sessions and anyone may participate, from beginners to advanced professionals.

The unique experience to be found at Haystack is owed to the combination of internationally-renowned instructors, intensive and focused studio time, the exploration of other art forms including music, poetry and dance, a diverse student body, and an award-winning campus. Students live, eat, and work at the school, and studios remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more than fifty years, the school has created international workshops, conferences, and symposia, innovative sessions for high school students and local residents, a visiting artist program, scholarship opportunities, and more. Haystack continues to evolve with the interests and ideas of those who visit here.

Former grant recipients: 

2017: Marie Skeie and Therese Hoen

2016: Lillian Tørlen 

2015: May von Krogh and Corrina Thornton

2014: Heidi Bjørgan and Julie Kausland

2013: Kari Mølstad