The Yards Collective is creating an accessible Arts Incubator, Gallery, & Studio Space
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patron

$4
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The Yards Collective was created in 2011 as a collaborative art space founded by strong female identifying makers looking to offer a supportive artistic and inclusive space. With this central principle in mind, The Yards Collective now operates under a dedicated director with the support of passionate volunteers whose vision is to support a community of makers that share a high quality of craft. The Yards hosts 14 permanent studio spaces along side a communal work space, gallery area, and wood-shop that are all available for rental. As an art's incubator we hope to engage emerging and professional artists through exhibition, residency, public critiques and specialized classes.

Rochester has a bustling and diverse art scene and our space is centrally located within The Rochester Public Market. Every Saturday morning we are open from 10-2, right upstairs from where you get your daily cup of coffee at Javas! Our foot traffic from the market is year-round despite the weather of an upstate New York winter, we enjoy the regular support of our community!

Regular programming includes first Friday exhibitions, residency programs and craft sales; bringing many groups of aesthetic appreciators and makers together in one dynamic space. Our goal is provide the community with usable, affordable, and accessible art space with a supportive network of members engaged in developing connections within Rochester and beyond.



Studio and event space rentals keep our rent paid and keep the light on month to month, but there are so many little improvements we could make to better serve the artists we are here to support. 

Track lighting, fresh drywall, spackle, paint and so many more consumables go into creating an inspiring environment and a blank slate for each new artist to reinvent. If you have had a magical experience at The Yards, show us your support so we can keep creating beautiful moments for Rochesterians for years to come!


Tiers
Yards Members
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Perks!


-15% discount on classes or workshops

-10% discount on gallery space rentals

-Priority registration for classes, special events, and upcoming opportunities. Including public critiques, pop-up shops, craft sales, figure drawing, movie nights, and open studio creative jams!

-Invitation to showcase work at Members events throughout the year. At least four events scheduled per a year. 

Friends of The Yards
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Perks!


-Items from the above tiers

-25% discount on classes or workshops

-20% off of Gallery Room Rentals

-Recognition as an exhibition co-sponsor for quarterly Member’s Showcases 

Collector at The Yards
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Perks!


-Items from the above tiers

-VIP tour of facility for the member and guests with appointment. Meet & greet with Director and select Studio Artists.

-One FREE facility rental during the year of your membership. 

Goals
$4 of $150 per month
Residency Scholarship

Covers half the cost of the program to make it more affordable for artists to participate. The program hosts up to 4 to 5 artists at a time in the gallery space, each with a designated working station and wall. Meanwhile within The Yards there will be 1over a dozen artists with permanent studios, our studio renters are a wonderful resource to bounce ideas by or discuss current art trends. Some past residents include a wide variety of mediums from painters, to sculptors, fiber artists, musicians, and performance artists. Over the month we encourage artists to develop a body of work, however a completed product is not the goal of this program. We hope that artists will explore and develop their practice. At the close of the residency session, artists have the option to participate in the First Friday exhibit of the following month.
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The Yards Collective was created in 2011 as a collaborative art space founded by strong female identifying makers looking to offer a supportive artistic and inclusive space. With this central principle in mind, The Yards Collective now operates under a dedicated director with the support of passionate volunteers whose vision is to support a community of makers that share a high quality of craft. The Yards hosts 14 permanent studio spaces along side a communal work space, gallery area, and wood-shop that are all available for rental. As an art's incubator we hope to engage emerging and professional artists through exhibition, residency, public critiques and specialized classes.

Rochester has a bustling and diverse art scene and our space is centrally located within The Rochester Public Market. Every Saturday morning we are open from 10-2, right upstairs from where you get your daily cup of coffee at Javas! Our foot traffic from the market is year-round despite the weather of an upstate New York winter, we enjoy the regular support of our community!

Regular programming includes first Friday exhibitions, residency programs and craft sales; bringing many groups of aesthetic appreciators and makers together in one dynamic space. Our goal is provide the community with usable, affordable, and accessible art space with a supportive network of members engaged in developing connections within Rochester and beyond.



Studio and event space rentals keep our rent paid and keep the light on month to month, but there are so many little improvements we could make to better serve the artists we are here to support. 

Track lighting, fresh drywall, spackle, paint and so many more consumables go into creating an inspiring environment and a blank slate for each new artist to reinvent. If you have had a magical experience at The Yards, show us your support so we can keep creating beautiful moments for Rochesterians for years to come!


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Tiers
Yards Members
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Perks!


-15% discount on classes or workshops

-10% discount on gallery space rentals

-Priority registration for classes, special events, and upcoming opportunities. Including public critiques, pop-up shops, craft sales, figure drawing, movie nights, and open studio creative jams!

-Invitation to showcase work at Members events throughout the year. At least four events scheduled per a year. 

Friends of The Yards
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Perks!


-Items from the above tiers

-25% discount on classes or workshops

-20% off of Gallery Room Rentals

-Recognition as an exhibition co-sponsor for quarterly Member’s Showcases 

Collector at The Yards
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Perks!


-Items from the above tiers

-VIP tour of facility for the member and guests with appointment. Meet & greet with Director and select Studio Artists.

-One FREE facility rental during the year of your membership.