Wassaic Project Haunted Mill Exhibition and Residency

The Wassaic Project seeks artists to participate in the Haunted Mill on October 31, 2022, our annual, one-night-only Halloween event in the hamlet of Wassaic. 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. We’re looking for artists who are excited to participate and get weird, and who are self-directed and independent with their projects. For installation artists, we offer housing in one of our 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. We offer all participating artists and artistic teams a modest honorarium.

Application Requirements
We accept 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: Tuesday, May 31, 2022


Please email danielle@wassaicproject.org if you have any questions about applying or if you cannot afford to pay the application fee.