Due to the current health crisis, we are suspending the fall Keyholder Residency program until further notice. 

Please stay tuned to our website and social media

for updates and openings. 

Stay safe! 


Pyramid Atlantic Art Center's Keyholder Residency is a competitive opportunity for emerging 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 per season 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 does not come with Keyholder Residency.  

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

Housing is not provided, although upon acceptance, artist will be receive information on opportunities of nearby housing. 

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


Sponsored by

2018 Keyholder Resident Adi Segal working in the Screenprinting studio.

Winter/Spring 2021 Keyholder Residency
Application Deadline: October 18, 2021
Summer 2021 Keyholder Residency
Application Deadline: February 10, 2021

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

Pyramid Atlantic is grateful for the support of:


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HOURS (Starting July 1, 2020):

Wednesday–Thursday 10am–8pm

Friday–Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 12pm–5pm

Closed Monday 

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