Fall/Winter Keyholder Residency
(September 1–February 15, 2022)

Deadline for applications: June 18, 2021

Notification: July 18, 2021

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.

Spring/Summer 2022 Keyholder Residency
(March 1–August 15, 2022)
Application Deadline: December 18, 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 (as of July 1, 2020):

Wednesday–Thursday 10am–8pm

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

Closed Monday and Tuesday

A Note About Pyramid and Covid Safety:

While we are encouraged by the numbers reported locally and nationally, Pyramid is committed to the health of our artists and visitors. At this time, we are choosing to be more conservative than the local ordinances. We have increased our studio capacity numbers in some areas but will  continue to operate the building at a reduced capacity and require mask wearing in all public spaces. 

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