Visiting Artist Residency Applications


The Iron Factory is offering free weeklong and three-day "micro" residencies for individual performing artists or companies – local or visiting – for up to four people. Both residency options include accommodations in our 2nd floor loft and access to our 3rd floor studio from 8am-5pm.


  1. These applications are for artists applying for a free "Visiting Artist Residency." Artists can also book a residency or nightly stays. See our residency rates for more information.
  2. For those who do not receive a residency, the application fee can be used toward a future rental at The Iron Factory!

Who should apply?

Our residencies have been developed for artists in the initial creation of new work. We encourage applications from artists at various stages of their career, and welcome individual artists, companies, and collaboratives both local and visiting to apply.

What's Included?

Weeklong residencies include daily studio access from 8am-5pm, as well as evening studio hours if schedule permits. Micro residencies include all-day studio access from 8am on Friday until 5pm on Sunday. The 2nd floor loft (located in the same building) is a spacious and comfy shared living space with a full kitchen (coffee maker included), living room area with TV, bathroom and shower, washer and dryer, and a small friendly dog. We provide two beds (one queen and one full) and two aero beds if needed.

Rehearsals Only

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 email us at to arrange.


118 Fontain Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122