For Artists / Opportunities

Lower East Side Printshop, NY / Keyholder Residency Program / Call for Artists

Submission fee



Lower East Side Printshop, NY, offers emerging artists FREE year-long studio residencies to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. The application deadline is March 1, 2018 for residencies that begin on April 1, 2018. Printmaking facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monoprint, waterbased silkscreen, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand.

Keyholders work independently in the Printshop’s shared Artists’ Studio and have access to a vibrant community of peers. 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 and some Master Printer assistance is included in the program.

Participation is limited and competitive. Applications are evaluated by a panel of seasoned artists, curators, and art professionals based on the quality of submitted artwork. Artists currently without a studio space are encouraged to apply. All US citizens are welcome to apply. We ask selected artists to reside in the New York City Area during the course of the residency. Housing is not provided.

Artists from all visual art disciplines are eligible, printmaking skills are not required. 

For more information about the residency, studio facilities, and to apply online please visit

Eligible media

Visual Arts