The Elizabeth Crawford ’21 Haystack Fellowship

Campus deadline: 11:30 PM Eastern on January 9, 2023

The 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 presentations, and shorter workshops for Maine residents and high school students. This fellowship honors Elizabeth Crawford, Wellesley Class of 1921. Crawford was one of the founders of Haystack in 1950, and the school's first pottery instructor.

The Elizabeth Crawford ’21 Haystack Fellowship provides tuition and room and board from a two-week workshop of the Fellow’s choice, plus a travel grant of up to $500.  (The only cost to the Fellow would be any materials fee for the workshop selected.)


Wellesley graduates and graduating seniors of any nationality from any major.  (There is no requirement that applicants have taken art classes at Wellesley; most workshops at Haystack are designed for all levels of experience—or lack thereof.)

How do I apply?

Applicants apply for Wellesley’s nomination for the fellowship, and if nominated, they will then be able to apply directly for a workshop at Haystack (on or shortly after March 1).

To apply for Wellesley’s nomination, submit the following materials via this form:

  • Statement of purpose (500 words or fewer) about why you would like to participate in a workshop at Haystack, which workshop you hope to take part in (please specify both a your first and second choice of workshops), and why now (that is, why this summer)
  • Resume or CV
  • Wellesley signature document


Email, drop in to Virtual Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings), book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake, or call Caitlin Roberts-Donovan at 781.283.2347.