Residencies at The Iron Factory

The Iron Factory's spacious loft on the 2nd floor is available for performing artists who wish to do overnight stays in Philadelphia with easy access to our studio on the 3rd floor. Up to four guests can stay at The Iron Factory through one of our residency or nightly options. See below for options.

*Please note we do not allow performances, classes, or showings during the residency. If you are interested performing, filming, or holding an event during a residency, please contact us to arrange.

Visiting Artist Residencies
(must apply)

Local or visiting artists can apply for a free one-week or three-day (micro) residency as a Visiting Artist. These residencies include daily access to the studio: 8am-5pm for one-week residencies plus evenings if studio schedule permits, and all-day access for micro residencies. Visit our Visiting Artist Application to learn more.


General Residencies
(see rates)

Alternatively, local or visiting artists can choose to book five- or three-day residencies. Five-day residencies include daily access to the studio from 8am-5pm, as well as evenings if studio schedule permits, and two-day residencies include access to the studio from 8am on the first day until 5pm the next day. *Artists may opt out of staying in the loft accommodations for a discounted residency rate. Visit our Residency Rates page for more information.


Nightly Stays

For artists just looking to stay over in the 2nd floor loft, the nightly rate is $50 per person/group. This option excludes studio access, though the studio can be booked at $12/hour.


About the Loft
The Iron Factory's 2nd floor loft is a shared space with a resident artist and her friendly dog, Archer. The loft includes:

Three beds: one queen, two fulls
Two aero beds upon request: one queen, one full
Linens: sheets, towels, blankets, pillows
Full kitchen with cooking essentials (meals not provided)
Full bathroom with toiletries and hair dryer
Laundry area with washer/dryer, detergent, iron/steamer
Living room with TV / Roku
AC / heat

The Iron Factory is conveniently located a few blocks from the Market-Frankford Line (Berks Station), which provides access to Center City and West Philadelphia. The space is also a short walk to popular restaurants and shops in Fishtown.


118 Fontain Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122