Keyholder Residency Fall/Winter 2023-24

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center’s Keyholder Residency is a competitive opportunity for emerging to mid-career artists who want 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 for nearby housing. Current Pyramid Board Members and Artistic Associates are not eligible for the Keyholder Residency.

Fall Residency Dates: September 6, 2023 – February 16, 2024

Selected Artists will receive the following:
24-hour studio access (up to 30 hours a week)
Flat file and storage space for supplies
Promotion in PAAC newsletter and social media

Keyholder residents are asked to:
Work 4 hours a week for PAAC (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)
Bring consumable supplies (paper, ink, newsprint, etc.)
Present one artist talk or public demonstration
Share community studios with other artists and PAAC programming

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

Deadline for applications: June 29, 2023
Notification: July 29, 2023

Location: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville, MD

Deadline: June 29, 2023