Second Saturday Volunteer Day!
Second Saturday Volunteer Days at the Steel Yard are a great way to help out in a group setting. On the second Saturday of each month, from 11am – 3pm, we will work together to keep the Yard looking great. It’s a wonderful way to meet new people, give back to the Yard, and be creati
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
Raw Wine: A Benefit Wine Tasting
Come help raise funds for the Steel Yard while sampling organic and natural wines from around the world! The Steel Yard is teaming up with Campus Fine Wines to bring you an event built on the principle that good food and wine should be enjoyed in good company. Raw wine, also called real wine, n
The Steel Yard's Micro Residency is a great way for makers to get unfettered access to our studios for a finite of time. Micro Residencies are ideal for individuals looking to use the Yard’s facilities to complete a prototype, create a sculpture, work on a commission piece, or build their portfolio. This residency has a minimum contract of one month, with a maximum commitment of three months.
The Steel Yard’s Micro Residency Program is designed to help artists and fabricators achieve their project-based vision in a supportive, cooperative environment through access to the Steel Yard’s studios and facilities. Participants in the Micro Residency Program matriculate into the cohort of current Artists in Residence, work in the community shop with shared tools, have personal storage space, and get an all access pass to our studios in pursuit of their own work.
The Steel Yard hosts Micro Residencies in Ceramics, Light Metals (Jewelry and metal forming), and Metals (Foundry, Blacksmithing, and Welding). All Residents will have use of their respective studios except during teaching times, special events, or when the Steel Yard is closed.
Micro Residency Requirements
Artists/makers accepted into the Micro Residency Program will be required to sign a contract detailing responsibilities, privileges, studio access, and safety procedures for each studio. Residents will also be expected to pay a monthly resident fee for access to the Steel Yard’s studios and participate in departmental clean ups.
Micro Residency Fees
Artists participating in the Micro Residency program will be expected to pay a monthly access fee of $400.
Participants in the Micro Residency program can apply for up to three months of studio access. The 2017 Residency Programs run from April 1st, 2017 – December 1st, 2017.
First, read and review the 2017 Residency Handbook (pdf) for guidelines & expectations. To apply, please submit:
- A completed Micro Residency Cover Sheet (pdf) including contact information for a reference who can speak to your creative practice or artistic background.
- A current resume
- A detailed description of the project you wish to complete during your time in the Steel Yard studios. (one-page max)
- 5-10 digital images of current work. Please include project drawings, if applicable. Standard format JPG at 1920x1920 pixels @ 72dpi
HOW TO SUBMIT
Completed applications (application cover sheet, references, resume, narrative, imaged and statement) can be submitted by:
- Submit digitally at
- Or by mail to The Steel Yard, 27 Sims Ave, Providence RI 02909.
Applicants will be considered as requests are made; RSVP’s made within 30 days from the receipt of the applications.
Incomplete or partial applications will not be considered. Applications may be submitted via email, snail-mail, or in person. 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.