MICRO-RESIDENCIES

MICRO-RESIDENCIES

1 – 3 Month Studio Access

The Steel Yard’s micro-residency program can assist you in growing and strengthening your creative industrial art practice with flexible time commitments. Micro-residencies are an ideal opportunity for you to complete a specific project, commission, or prototype within a limited amount of time. Micro-residencies are available with a one-month minimum commitment, and a three-month maximum commitment.

We host one ceramics and one metals micro-resident at a time. Micro-residents receive an all-access pass to our 10,000 square foot studio, tools, resources, and community. Take an online tour of the studio here!

You’ll forge, mold, weld, shape, and create in a shared studio space alongside a cohort of artists and makers who work in the industrial arts. Additionally, you’ll participate in events and sales, exhibit work, have access to professional development opportunities, teach and take courses, as well and take part in cross-departmental critiques.

Are you a current or recent student? Then consider applying for the Student Micro-Residency. If you’re looking for long-term studio access check out the year-long Residency Program.

RESIDENCY INFO SESSION

Join us on Wednesday, March 31st, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm for a streaming information session regarding the upcoming residency season. This session will be live via zoom and will be hosted by Islay Taylor, the Associate Director of the Steel Yard. She’ll discuss the benefits and expectations of the residency program, and answer any questions you might have. Register for the info session here.

MICRO-RESIDENCY COSTS

All accepted micro-residents pay a subsidized monthly fee of $400.

HOW TO APPLY
  • Although we recommend applying for a micro-residency at least 6 months in advance; we do strive to meet the needs of artists as they arise.
  • If you have questions about scheduling and availability, please email residency@thesteelyard.org and review the Resident Program Handbook for complete guidelines & expectations. 
MICRO-RESIDENCY PERIOD

12 months a year; one-month minimum, and a three-month maximum.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. We recommend that you apply at least 6 months in advance- if you have any concerns regarding scheduling please send us an email at residency@thesteelyard.org

HOW TO APPLY

Read and review the Resident Program Handbook for complete guidelines & expectations.

Questions? Please reach out to residency@thesteelyard.org for assistance. 

In order to apply please be prepared to provide: 

  • Current CV/resume
  • Ten digital images of recent work and an image list
  • A brief artist bio, written in the third person
  • A narrative statement outlining how you’ll use your time in our studio
  • One reference that can speak to your artistic merit
APPLICATION

MICRO-RESIDENCY ONLINE APPLICATION (Coming soon!)

The Steel Yard is committed to diversity and inclusion. It is the policy of the Steel Yard that there shall be no discrimination with respect to the selection of the artist in residence because of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical limitations or military status.