Haunted Mill at Wassaic Project

Haunted Mill at Wassaic Project

The Haunted Mill is Wassaic Project's annual, one-night-only Halloween event.

This year’s Haunted Mill will be loosely “Haunted Carnival” themed. This year we are accepting a few types of proposals: site-specific installations for the first floor of Maxon Mills, outdoor installations, and performances. We will prioritize interactive and immersive proposals. We want to see your haunted carnival games, your creepy trick or treat stations, and all of the spooky experiences you dream up.

Artists will have complete creative control over their installation, as long as they keep their work PG-13. Wassaic is looking for artists who are excited to participate and get weird, and who are self-directed and independent with their projects. For installation artists, Wassaic offers housing in one of the residency houses (for 1–3 weeks between October 6 and October 29, 2022) alongside private studio space in Maxon Mills, additional studio space in Luther Barn, and full access to our wood shop and print shop. Wassaic also offers all participating artists and artistic teams a modest honorarium.

Application Requirements

Wassaic accepts three types of proposals for: site-responsive outdoor installations and outdoor performances. Applications are run through our SlideRoom portal.

For all applications:

  • Contact info
  • Proposal
  • 1–10 work samples (5 or more images of completed works and and 1-5 sketches, mock-ups, or works in progress of what you're thinking about for your installation)
  • CV (PDF, 2 pages maximum)
  • $25 application fee

For site-responsive outdoor installations:

Please explain how the piece will look or function. If your work is time-based or has video documentation, you may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo, or SoundCloud.

Application deadline is on Tuesday, 31 May 2022.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions about applying or if you cannot afford to pay the application fee. Visit their website for more information.

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