News & Announcements
Scholarships Applications for 2016
The Steel Yard is dedicated to supporting individual artists in their pursuit of knowledge and financial independence. For many students our open enrollment courses can be just that; a chance to learn an art form or a trade in a setting that encourages experimentation and personal growth.
Sooner than you know... CRUISE NIGHT!
We should be resting from just hosting Fire Camp... but, we're already getting excited about this years Cruise Night! On Friday July 10th, we'll be celebrating our tenth year of cool rides and hope that you'll join us. Check out our calendar page for more info, or join the event over at facebook for
Fire Camp is this Weekend!
The weather is looking great for Sundays event: FIRE CAMP! In addition to the main event, we'll be hosting demonstrations in welding, ceramics, jewelry, and blacksmithing. There will also be and industrial yard sale and food/drinks available! See you Sunday from 1-6pm. Visit our calendar
Fire Camp is only 2 Weeks Away!
Mark your calendar: June 14th, 1-6pm at the Steel Yard! Once again, we will be firing up the forges and the iron furnace on June 14th for our Third Annual Fire Camp. This event will feature hands-on mold making, attendees will have a chance to purchase a sand mold, which can then be scra
Residency Program → Fellowship and Workshare
Leadership and Subsidy Opportunities
The Steel Yard’s Fellowship positions are designed to support the creative practice of mid-career artists by providing full studio access in exchange for a leadership position in the Residency Program. This support is available to residents in good standing who commit to participating in the program for a full season. Fellows are cultural touchstones, and work closely with other residents, Steel Yard staff, and community members.
Fellows should show a dedication towards personal artistic growth and strive to generate a body of work during their term, and are encouraged to contribute towards the Steel Yard’s educational opportunities through paid teaching opportunities during at least one of the three annual community course seasons.
Fellowship recipients should expect to work an average of 10 hours a week; occasionally more or less. Monthly hours not to exceed 45. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of $200, waived residency fees, unrestricted access to the studio and equipment in the department which they work, and standard personal storage. Fellowships are granted for one year, with the option to renegotiate this contract for a second year. For the sustainability and health of the department, Fellowship positions may not exceed two years.
To apply please include a statement addressing your qualifications and what you would add to the Steel yard community in a leadership position.
In order to make Residency more financially accessible, the Steel Yard offers workshare opportunities to residents in good standing participating in the program for a full season. Recipients of workshare residencies commit 10 hours of dedicated work time to the Steel Yard on a monthly basis in exchange for a 50% discount on residency dues. One workshare position is available in each of the residency departments and will be awarded based on merit and need. To apply please include a statement addressing your financial need and how a workshare would further your artistic practice.
Please note that there are limited number of Fellowship and Workshare positions available; the Steel Yard will try to accommodate each applicants’ needs – but may not be able to fulfill every request made. In order to provide the most access for participants, applicants may be offered subsidies other than what they have applied for.