Keyholder Scheme

We currently have one vacancy for our coveted Keyholder Scheme. 

The Keyholder scheme is designed for professional artists working in print, both established and recent graduates. It is designed to be cost effective if you require print facilities 2 days a week or more.

Keyholders have 24 hour access, 7 days a week. You have a key (hence the name!), giving you ultimate flexibility. You are also given a A0 plan chest drawer to store prints, and space to store plates, materials and paper.  There are also various possibilities to exhibit work at events such as the Affordable Art Fair with us, and to run courses. But more than that, you join a small cohort of artists working in print, both emerging and established, to build connections, gain inspiration and knowledge. These include Jake Garfield, Sophie Layton, Marcelle Hanselaar, Liorah Tchiprout and Paul Catherall. 

It is available for periods of a minimum of sixth months at a time. A keyholder may want to use the studio facilities more intensively for part of this six month period. This usage is balanced out across a three month period, enabling other Artichoke members fair access to the facilities.

Please note that occasionally members run printmaking courses here. These work in conjunction with the needs of our regular members - we are committed to making sure they always have access to facilities. You have to book sessions as a keyholder so we can allocate work space.

To be a keyholder is £230 per calendar month via standing order. There is a special rate for recent graduates to support their transition into professional life, making the cost £190 per month for the first year of their membership.

For more information, or to book a visit please email us on We look forward to hearing from you!

"There are so many unquantifiable things about working in the studio that we cannot put into words – you benefit hugely from the creative environment here, the contacts the learning and the networking."


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