Private Requests & Commissions

Connect to local artists 

Need custom work for a private commission? Consider posting to our Jobs Board and connect directly with artists and tradespeople working in your area! Private requests are typically projects that are intended for a private business or home and for which public access will be limited. Thank you for supporting local art and artists!


Step 1. Make a request
Fill out the Private Request Form with details about the job and your contact information
Step 2. Jobs Board
We’ll post your request to the Jobs Board that reaches over 200 local artists
Step 3. Wait for a bid 
If an artist is interested in taking on the job they will contact you directly to make a bid or request more information. Consultations, deadlines, payments and all other project details are to be negotiated between YOU and the artist.
Step 4. Make a deal
When you find the artist you’d like to work with- be sure to hammer out all the details, agree to a price and sign a contract! Please Note: Private Requests are independent contracts and NOT Steel Yard projects.


If you’re an artist looking for independent contracts, send a message to to sign-up for our job board emails.