Key Holder Residency

Distinctly Creative’s Keyholder Residency is an opportunity for black creative entrepreneurs to have access to the coworking + makerspace in exchange for working 4 hours a week for Distinctly Creative. The residency is awarded to black creative entrepreneurs who hope to gain more knowledge and improve their skillets. Three creatives are selected per session (spring/summer, fall, and winter) by the Distinctly Creative staff. Keyholders work in a productive community atmosphere alongside other creatives, and are expected to abide by all studio policies. Housing does not come with Keyholder Residency.  

Spring/Summer 2019 Residency Dates: March 1 - June 30

Fall 2019 Residency Dates: July 1 - October 31

Winter 2019 Residency Dates: November 1 - February 29 (2020)

Spring/Summer 2020 Residency Dates: March 1 - June 30
Selected Creatives will receive: 

  • A complimentary Full-Time Membership during their residency.

  • Promotion on Distinctly Creative’s social media channels + newsletter.

  • The ability to host one complimentary 3hr event within the event space during their residency.

Keyholder residents are asked to:

  • Work for Distinctly Creative during one of the following time slots once a week:

    • Monday: 6 PM - 10 PM

    • Tuesday: 6 PM - 10 PM

    • Wednesday: 6 PM - 10 PM

    • Friday: 6PM - 10 PM

    • Saturday & Sunday are on a case by case basis depending upon the schedule

  • Perform daily operational tasks including but not limited to ordering supplies, receiving and unpacking orders, responding to organizational inquiries, conduct site tours, and working at the reception desk.

  • Care for studio equipment and tools

To apply, please use the form below. You will receive a response within 24-48 hours. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Name *
I understand that I must be available to work during one of the designated slots once a week. *