Assistant Professor of Art at FSU, Rob Duarte, has just returned from a two-week residency at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. This highly competitive residency was available to 50 selected applicants and was the first iteration of the residency, which has been funded by an anonymous foundation for three years. The Haystack campus has been awarded the American Institute of Architects Twenty-Five Year Award and is in the National Register of Historic Places.
During the two week residency at Haystack, the participants are provided two-weeks of studio time with an opportunity to work amongst a supportive community of makers. Participants have access to the tools and resources housed at Haystack, which provides an opportunity for experimentation and an augmentation of creative practices.