Keyholder Printmaking Studio Residency 2021-2022


NEXT DEADLINE: September 1, 2021 11:59 PM EST


The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are free and one year long, starting on April 1st and October 1st each year, and they take place in the shared Artists’ Studio, including the solvent/etching area and the darkroom.

Keyholders work independently, in a productive atmosphere alongside other contemporary artists. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; print-making skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking techniques is available for new Keyholders. Technical assistance is not included in the program, but is available at additional cost.

Participation is competitive. Applications are evaluated by a rotating committee of artists, critics, curators, and art professionals based on the quality of submitted artwork. A total of 8 artists are awarded the residency annually. Artists based in the New York City area and without access to a studio space are encouraged to apply.


  • 24-hour shared studio access
  • $1,000 stipend
  • storage space
  • basic supplies (newsprint, blotters, solvents, cleaners)
  • one free class in printmaking and consultations with Master Printers
  • free career development workshops
  • inclusion in the Printshop’s permanent collection
  • opportunities to show new work in exhibitions and other public events presented by the Printshop

How to Apply

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  • Application Checklist
    1. Up to 8 images of recent work. Images should be JPEG format, longest dimension maximum 1,000 pixels, 72 dpi, RGB color mode. Title each image as “Last name_First name_#” ( for ex. Smith_Pat_01.jpg). Images will be projected from a Mac computer.
    2. Image list: your name, work title, year, medium, and dimensions (PDF Format). Title your image list as “Last name_First name_Imagelist” (for ex. Smith_Pat_Imagelist.pdf).
    3. Artistic resume (PDF Format). Title your resume as “Last name_First name_Resume” (for ex. Smith_Pat_Resume.pdf).

Apply at https://www.printshop.org/keyholder-residencies/application-form/



Deadline: 01/09/2021 12:00 am (Timezone: Etc/GMT+12)

Call for Artists, Opportunities
Apply until 30/09/2021

Opportunities, Prizes and Awards
Apply until 20/09/2021

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