STAR Collaboration

The Abbey Theater

STAR Collaboration at Eagle Hill

The STAR Collaboration (Students, Teachers, Artists-in-Residence) at Eagle Hill advances artistic approaches to education by connecting diverse learners to accomplished artists who live, learn, and create new work on campus.

The STAR Collaboration invites artists of all disciplines to come away for a semester of focused art work, and to come together with our students and teachers to facilitate learning.

STAR residents can be at any stage of their careers — emerging and well-established artists, art teachers, and those returning to former careers in the arts. STAR artists are educators-at-heart, who want to work with young people while expanding the definition of what being an educator means; who are interested in novel, interdisciplinary educational approaches; and who thrive on collaboration with others.

We provide STAR artists with studio facilities, room and board, a monthly stipend and a materials budget, dedicated, distraction-free time to make art, and opportunities to develop teaching skills through professional relationships with mentor teachers. We work with each artist to find a healthy balance of creative sanctuary and community engagement.

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Call to Artists

Interested in becoming a STAR Artist?

Applications for 2023-2024 will be accepted through June 16, 2023. Submit a resume/CV, an artist statement, and work samples to apply!

Contact Molly Romaker, STAR Coordinator, with questions or for more details.

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Current Resident STAR Artist

Maxine Flasher-Düzgünes

Maxine Flasher-Düzgünes is a poet, dance artist, and filmmaker engaging with the disciplines of choreography and visual art as tools for grasping poetic language. She has served as a resident artist at Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Stapleton School for the Performing Arts, and SAFEhouse Arts, and has been commissioned by Sadler's Wells (UK) for her dance writing and by World Stage Design (Canada), 92NY's Future Dance Festival (New York), and FACT/SF Summer Dance Festival (San Francisco) for her choreography. Her poetry film. "strikethrough '21" is currently being featured as part of the Women Rising 2024 exhibition at the Drawing Room SF. Maxine received a B.F.A. in Dance (magna cum laude) from NYU Tisch and an M.A. in Dance Philosophy (with distinction) from University of Roehampton London as a US-UK Fulbright Finalist. She dances with MovingGround, teaches with California Poets in the Schools and Gallery Route One Artists in the Schools, and directs the youth modern dance company, BodyLanguage, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes

Dance Artist

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Meet Our Former STAR Artists

LJ Cohen

Langauge Arts

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John Collins


About John »


Janelle Bighinatti

Film Photography

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Behind the Scenes: Taylor Judge ’07

EHS alumna Taylor Judge ’07 gives a personal look into the STAR Collaboration and the Eagle Hill arts experience, as she reflects on her return to Eagle Hill as a STAR artist.