Fellowships/ Workshare

Leadership and support opportunities

In order to ensure that the Residency Program is financially accessible to participants, The Steel Yard offers support in recognition of leadership, artistic merit or in exchange for work share. To be considered for leadership or support positions, you will be asked to upload a written statement detailing qualifications and need during the application process. Apply here!


The Steel Yard offers paid opportunities to Residents with exceptional leadership and craftsmanship skills. The merit-based Fellowship position is designed to support the creative practice of mid-career artists by providing full studio access in exchange for mentoring and leadership within the Residency program.


The Kiln Fellow position is a paid opportunity where the resident is responsible for firing works generated as a result of our Open Enrollment Classes. Both of these opportunities are available to residents in good standing who commit to participating in the program for a full season. 


to support artists who would most benefit from having access to industrial arts programming and tools, as well as professional development and mentoring opportunities. Priority consideration will be given to makers of artistic merit who have experienced barriers, financial or otherwise while pursuing their creative practice. Recipients must be in good standing and able to enthusiastically commit to participating in the program for a full season and are not currently enrolled full time in a formal academic institution.


In order to make our Residency Program more financially accessible to emerging artists, The Steel Yard offers Work Share positions to Residents in good standing participating in the program for a full season. Work Share Residents commit 15 hours of dedicated work time to The Steel Yard on a monthly basis in exchange for waived residency fees.