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Haystack Scholarship


To allow craftspeople of all skill levels to study at Haystack sessions for 1 or 2 week periods. Technical assistant and work study positions as well as minority scholarships and fellowships are awarded.

Technical assistants are responsible for assisting the instructor and for shop maintenance and organization. Expected to be familiar with general technical requirements of the particular studio/medium. Responsibilities take precedence, but there is ample time for personal work and study. Work study and minority scholarship students will be assigned periodic tasks in the kitchen, or around the school campus. Assigned tasks will not exceed three hours daily, and students have ample time for personal work and study in the studio.


Open to nationals of any country, who are 18 years or older. Technical Assistant Scholarship: 1 year of graduate specialization or the equivalent in the craft area for which is requested. Work study Scholarship: Intended for those who show high promise in their craft field. Criteria include stated financial need, commitment to and growing knowledge of the craft area for which application is made, and the ability to work in a supportive, close-knit community. Minority Scholarship: Haystack awards up to six full scholarships to students of colour. Same criteria as work study scholarships.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Study Length

1 and 2 week sessions

Award Value


Application procedure

Applications available on the website or by contacting the school. Applicants must include references and supporting materials in their application.

Closing date

March 1st

Study Level

  • Postgraduate
  • Research
  • Unrestricted

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts studio program in the arts offers 1 and 2 week workshops in a variety of craft and visual media including blacksmithing, clay, wood, glass, metals, textiles, and graphics.

Contact Details

  • 207 348 2306
  • 207 348 2307
  • PO Box 518
    Deer Isle
    United States of America

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts by using the links below.


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