Founded in 1968, the Lower East Side Printshop is a not-for-profit printmaking studio in New York City that helps contemporary artists create new artwork.
To help advance this mission, the studio welcomes applicants for its Keyholder Residency Program, which seeks to support emerging artists in developing new work and furthering their artistic careers. Through the program, eight artists will be awarded a year of free twenty-four hour access to printmaking facilities, an $1,000 stipend, storage space, basic supplies (newsprint, blotters, solvents, cleansers), one free class in printmaking, consultations with Master Printers, free career-development workshops, inclusion in the Printshop’s permanent collection, and opportunities to show new work in exhibitions and other pubic events hosted by the studio.
Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking 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. Artists based in the New York City area and without access to a studio space are encouraged to apply.
To be eligible, applicants must be a legal resident of the United States and reside in the New York metro area during his/her residency.
See the Lower East Side Printshop website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previous Keyholder Residents.