RESIDENCIES

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

METALS, LIGHT METALS, CERAMICS & FOUNDRY

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The Steel Yard’s residency program can assist you in growing and strengthening your creative industrial art practice. 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.

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

We offer short-term and long-term residency options; ranging from one month to one year. If you’re looking to complete a specific project or prototype within a limited amount of time then consider applying for a Micro-Residency.

RESIDENCY INFO SESSION

2022-23 Info session will be hosted on January 18th, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Register here!


Watch the full streaming information session regarding the upcoming residency season. This session was recorded live via zoom and hosted by Islay Taylor, Associate Director, and Ben Filchak, Studio Director. They discussed the benefits and expectations of the residency program and answered questions. Watch the full info session video here.

RESIDENCY COSTS

The Steel Yard provides free residency opportunities to ensure that participation in the program is financially accessible to all artists. We also offer paid fellowships in the form of fellowship and workshare opportunities.

RESIDENCY PERIOD

September 7th, 2022 – AUGUST 31st, 2023

APPLICATION DEADLINE

March 1st, 2022

Acceptance notifications will be sent by May 1st, 2022

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are reviewed by an external committee of artists, academics, curators, and non-profit professionals. The committee considers the following metrics when viewing applications: the artistic merit of submitted work, the alignment of the application with organizational mission and values, applicant’s desire to be part of a community, applicant’s ability to work safely and independently in the studio, and building a diverse cohort of makers.

We encourage applicants to attend, or view, the Residency Info Session before applying. Still have questions? Please reach out to residency@thesteelyard.org for assistance. 


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

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
  • A Fellowship and/or Workshare statement if applicable

APPLICATION

2022-23 Residency Program Application

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.