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The Steel Yard is an award-winning industrial arts center, a manufacturer of custom and functional public-art, a craft school and shared studio, and Providence's most unique private outdoor venue.


•     Open Enrollment Courses and Special Programs provide arts education and practical training while connecting people to the fundamental skills and techniques used in an industrial shop

•     Workforce Training Programs serve under-employed Rhode Islanders living at or below the federal poverty line with access to education, training and facilities to practice the industrial arts

•     Public Projects creates commissioned one-of-a-kind functional public-art projects and works closely with artists in communities throughout Southern New England

•     Events support our mission by utilizing our 3.8 acre campus as a venue for events that combine the industrial arts with community building activities

•     Ceramics, Metals, and Foundry Residencies provide a space for artists to gain access to our equipment and materials


For more Information on the Steel Yard’s Programs and History Download this Report from the Rudy Bruner Awards For Urban Excellence


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