Spring/Summer Keyholder Residency
Program Runs March 1–August 15, 2022

Deadline for applications: December 18, 2021
Notification: January 18, 2022

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center's Keyholder Residency is a competitive opportunity for emerging to mid-career artists who want to have unlimited access to the studios in exchange for working 4 hours a week for Pyramid Atlantic. The residency is awarded to artists who hope to gain more knowledge and improve their skills in the printmaking, papermaking, or book arts studios. Two artists are selected twice a year by the Pyramid Atlantic artistic staff. Keyholders work in a productive community atmosphere alongside other artists and are expected to abide by all studio policies. Housing is not provided, although, upon acceptance, artists will receive information on opportunities of nearby housing.


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This program is made possible in part by donations from Artisan 4100 and Studio 3807, two apartment communities located in the Gateway Arts District. Artisan 4100 and Studio 3807 are Patrons of arts and have long supported the local, vibrant artistic community. For every apartment leased through July 30, 2021, a donation of $250 will be made Pyramid Atlantic to support our artistic residencies. Spread the word, amenities including being close to Pyramid Atlantic!

Selected Artists will receive: 

  • 24-hour studio access (up to 30 hours a week) 

  • Flat file & storage space

  • Promotion in Pyramid Atlantic newsletter and social media

Note: Housing is not provided, although, upon acceptance, artists will receive information on housing opportunities of nearby. 

Keyholder residents are asked to:

  • Work 4 hours a week for Pyramid Atlantic (Perform daily operational tasks including but not limited to ordering supplies, receiving and unpacking orders, responding to organizational inquiries, and working at the reception desk) 

  • Care for studio equipment and tools

  • Bring consumable supplies (paper, ink, newsprint, etc.)

  • Present one artist talk or public demonstration

  • Share studio with other artists and Pyramid Atlantic programming


  • Project description—a letter of intent explaining why would you like to participate in the Keyholder Program, how this opportunity will affect your career goals, and what studios/equipment you plan on using. 

  • Resume

  • 10 images of recent work 

  • $25 Application Fee



2018 Keyholder Resident Adi Segal working in the Screenprinting studio.

Fall/Winter 2022 Keyholder Residency
(Runs September 1, 2022–February 15, 2023)
Application Deadline: June 18, 2022

2018 Keyholder Resident Megan Heeres cooking fibers for paper pulp outside of Pyramid.