Haystack’s Gateway Newsletter and Annual Report is published annually each spring. The publication serves as a reporting of the previous fiscal year - with updates about our summer workshops, residency, and conference; Maine and community programs; grant activity; fellowship and scholarship funds, partnerships, and recipients; updates regarding our trustees, staff, faculty, and alumni; community-based artists residencies; and exhibitions, as well as other news and events.

Read the current Gateway Newsletter and Annual Report


Initiated in 1991, Haystack’s Monograph Series provides a forum for writers, visiting artists, and conference and symposium presenters of varied perspectives to reflect on the idea of craft. Now totaling thirty-five in the series, monographs cover a range of topics and are distributed to art schools and libraries throughout the U.S.



Craft and Legacy: Writing a history, preserving a field

The 35th installment in the Haystack monograph series

Later this year we will be publishing the proceedings from the 2019 Haystack summer conference, Craft and Legacy: Writing a history, preserving a field, which was presented in partnership with the Center for Craft. The conference was designed to address some of the most vital questions facing the preservation and legacy of the American Craft Field from three related perspectives of artists, collection building and museums/cultural institutions. The event brought together more than twenty presenters to serve as models for developing best practices in addressing larger questions of legacy and fostering an expanded resource network for colleagues from across the country.