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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.