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Register for the 2021 Haystack Online Programming

Announcing 2021 Online Program Presenters!
Beginning in April and running through October, Haystack’s online programming will feature 70 presentations across 10 program threads led by an innovative group of artists, designers, writers, curators, and historians. Through our commitment to increasing access to the School, each of these online programs will be presented as free and open to the public.

What developed out of necessity due to the pandemic has now become an exciting new direction which will deepen our work and expand the communities we engage with. These offerings have been designed to highlight what takes place at Haystack, without attempting to replicate the experience of being together on campus or the type of learning that takes place in a workshop setting. Much of what we present this season will be added to our program offerings moving forward, allowing us to meet our mission in new ways.

Haystack’s 2021 online programming will take place on Zoom and each session will last for one hour followed by questions and discussion with the audience. Nearly every event is open to an unlimited audience size with the exception of Writing Workshops and Mentorship and Collaboration. These programs will not be recorded for public distribution and are only available in real time. Pre-registration is required to attend these free events, and will open at the beginning of each month for events scheduled in the subsequent weeks.  

Haystack is committed to equity through our digital platforms, and each of our online programs will feature closed captioning, with the option of letting us know additional accommodations that might be needed at the time of registration.
Registration opens on Thursday, April 1 for the first month of programs – along with the full schedule and expanded website.
ARTIST TALKS
Panels of three different artists share images of their work and discuss the process and inspiration behind it
Victoria Ahmadizadeh Melendez Vivian Beer Lenka Clayton Sara Clugage Liz Collins Annet Couwenberg Tanya Crane Chandra DeBuse Lauren Fensterstock Erin Furimsky Matthew Hebert Beth Ireland Phillip Andrew Lewis Kathleen Kennedy Matt Mitros Nash Quinn Ellie Richards LJ Roberts Hope Rovelto Marissa Saneholtz David Schnuckel Keith Simpson Demitra Thomloudis
DEMONSTRATIONS
Artists take us into their studios for a glimpse into the materials, techniques, and process they use to make their work
Cynthia Alberto Thomas Campbell Deborah Czeresko Chandra DeBuse Mi-Sook Hur Mike Lagg Radha Pandey George Sawyer Paula Wilson Joe Wood
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
Practical advice and skills about grant writing, artists statements, studio safety, and more
Ginger Aldrich CERF+ GEEX Salvador Jiménez-Flores Lauren Kalman Norman Teague
CRAFT OF CRITIQUE
Panel discussions with educators focused on the purpose of critiques and how the process can help with inventing new models for exploring ideas
Victoria Ahmadizadeh Melendez Namita Gupta Wiggers Matthew Hinçman Katie Hudnall Billie Lee Judith Leemann Roberto Lugo Ian McDonald Jeremy Scidmore Rosanne Somerson Chris Staley Demitra Thomloudis
MENTORSHIP & COLLABORATION
Through mentorship, collaboration, and critique, groups come together to discuss ideas about their work over a period of six meetings
Lenka Clayton Lauren Fensterstock Phillip Andrew Lewis SIOSI Design Caroline Woolard
PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Questions and discussions with working artists about their creative lives and studio practices
M. Rachael Arauz Tanya Crane Matthew Hinçman Ayumi Horie Lissa Hunter Erin Hutton Sarah Khurshid Khan Jane Lackey Linda Lopez Martha McDonald Kristin Mitsu Shiga Valpuri Remling Sylvie Rosenthal Marissa Saneholtz Claire Sanford Matthew Shlian Chris Staley Ellen Wieske
CONVERSATIONS
Sit in on a series of conversations with invited speakers and three guests, for a focused look into a wide range of diverse topics
Liz Collins Fabio J. Fernández Wendy Jacob Kathleen Kennedy Sarah Khurshid Khan Christy Matson Márçia Minter Folayemi Wilson
CRAFT HISTORY & THEORY
A deep dive by leading writers, artists, and curators about craft, materials, techniques, or processes and new ways of understanding the field
Glenn Adamson M. Rachael Arauz Myron M. Beasley Sonya Clark Sara Clugage Andres P. Estrada Denise Markonish Tiffany Momon Jovencio de la Paz Jenni Sorkin
CRAFT & TECHNOLOGY
Tours of international Fab Labs, presentations by innovative thinkers, and conversations about the ways technology is helping us think about craft in new ways
Edwige Charlot Lily Gabaree Saul Griffith Jonathan Grinham Sean Hickey Taylor Levy Amon Millner Nadya Peek James Rutter Rachael Vroman Che-Wei Wang Sophia Zelov
WRITING WORKSHOPS
Groups come together for three meetings to explore the written word from a variety of perspectives—from poetry and narrative to expanded ways of writing about craft
melissa christine goodrum Stuart Kestenbaum Helen Lee Anna Moschovakis Bill Roorbach David Schnuckel Matthew Shenoda
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Haystack’s online programming is free and open to the public.
ABOUT HAYSTACK
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. Founded in 1950 as a research and studio program in the arts, Haystack offers one and two-week studio workshops to participants of all skill levels as well as the two-week, Open Studio Residency program, exhibitions, tours, auctions, artist lectures, and shorter workshops for Maine residents and local students. We also support visiting artists and scholars from a variety of fields including science, literature, music, and the visual arts, who are invited to spend two weeks at the school focusing on their work. Additionally, Haystack functions as a ʻthink-tankʼ in looking at craft, by publishing annual monographs and organizing a variety of conferences and symposia that examine the field in broader contexts. These include collaborations with other institutions like the Center for Craft, Center for Bits and Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, among others.
MISSION
Haystack connects people through craft. Located on the coast of Maine, Haystack provides the freedom to engage with materials and develop new ideas in a supportive and inclusive community. Serving an ever-changing group of makers and thinkers, we are dedicated to working and learning alongside one another, while exploring the intersections of craft, art, and design in broad and expansive ways. 
You can help support these programs by donating to the Haystack Annual Fund today.

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