Winter/Spring Apprenticeship 2021

(Program runs June–December)


Application Deadline: October 18, 2021

Notification: November 18, 2021

You've put in your time at Pyramid, but wondering what's next? Want to build your portfolio for graduate school? Are you interested in a career as a studio artist or educator? Are you an artist who has an entrepreneurial spirit? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions and have completed a studio internship or logged 30 or more hours of volunteer service at Pyramid Atlantic, you should consider applying to our new apprenticeship program! 


Pyramid will offer the opportunity to two apprenticeships a year: 

• Summer/Fall Apprenticeship:  June–December

• Winter/Spring apprenticeship: January–June


Program Details:

Apprentices Receive:

  • 6 months of art gym membership 

  • 4 workshops of recipients choice during their apprenticeship period

  • 4 hrs a month of Mentoring from Artistic Director or Artistic Associates

  • Participation in formal and informal group critiques between staff, interns, fellows, and artistic associates

  • $500 seed money to create a marketable “Pyramid exclusive” item for the PAAC gift shop and 40% of sales of said product.

Apprentices are asked to: 

  • work for PAAC 4 hrs/week. Typical tasks include support in areas of exhibitions, outreach, studio maintenance, and commissions

  • teach 4 introduction level six hour classes during apprenticeship (unpaid) 

Application Requirements:
  • Must have completed a studio internship or have logged over 30 hours volunteer work for Pyramid Atlantic
  • Strong interest in art, education, be highly motivated, and comfortable working in a studio environment

  • A current resume of work experience

  • A letter of intent, highlighting why this apprenticeship is important to you and your skills and experience 

  • 10-20 images of recent work

Apprentice Emma Quander

Summer/Fall 2018 Apprentice Emma Quander forming sheets of handmade paper.

Summer/Fall 2022 Apprenticeship
Application Deadline: February 18, 2022
Winter/Spring 2023 Apprenticeship
Application Deadline: October 18, 2022

Winter/Spring 2019 Apprentice Nina Budabin McQuown helping a guest use a tabletop letterpress.