1 – 3 Month Studio Access

Do you need space or tools to make your work? Consider applying for a Micro-Residency at the Yard.

Micro-Residencies are an ideal opportunity for artists looking to gain access to The Steel Yard’s studios 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.

The Steel Yard hosts one Micro-Resident at a time in our industrial studio spaces, these artists gain 24-hour access to the studio, tools, machines, and processes they need to complete their artwork. Micro-Residents are embedded into the Residency community, just for a shorter amount of time!


The residency fee is $400 each month


Applications for the Micro Residency are accepted on a rolling basis. 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. 

In order to apply please be prepared to provide: 

  • Current CV/resume (labeled as LastNameResume)
  • 10 digital images of recent work at Image List, (Standard format JPG at 1920×1920 pixels @ 72dpi (Labeled as LastNameImage1, LastNameImage2, etc)
  • A brief biography
  • A narrative statement outlining how you’ll use your time in The Steel Yard Studios
  • A reference that can speak to your artistic merit
  • Supporting statement articulating your request for leadership or support, if applicable

The application is powered by ‘’Google Forms’ and requires applicants to have a google account in order to upload required documents. Click here for a sample application form

Apply by filling out the Micro-Residency Application Form 

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

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.