Opportunities for artists

Opportunities for Artists

Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant
Submission deadline: October 15, 2015

Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts
Submission deadline: May 16, 2016

Artist Membership

Featured Artist Projects

Annual Artist Members Exhibition
Submission deadline: May 16, 2016

Studio Rental


Each year, up to five New York-based emerging artists are offered space, time and support to explore the production and exhibition of artists’ books and related work in year-long residencies.

The purpose of this program is to promote experimentation in making book art – thus artists from all disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Center especially encourages applications from artists of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Apply online now. Submissions must be received no later than October 15, 2015. 
Download the PDF application


Congratulations to our recently selected 2015 Scholars Shana Agid, Wayne Kleppe, and Beth Sheehan.

In 2016, the Center will award two to three scholarships to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the artistic endeavors in the book arts. The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities to emerging artists committed to developing careers in the book arts field, and to further the growth of this artistic profession.

The award includes a cash stipend plus a materials budget and 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities for a full year. Artists also receive a tuition waiver for courses throughout the year, planned in conjunction with the staff.  Scholars will be required to complete an artist project by the end of the scholarship period, with an exhibition in our gallery space and public presentation the following autumn.

Postmark deadline is May 16, 2016.

Apply online.
Download the PDF application.


All artists are welcome to apply for artist membership at The Center for Book Arts. One does not have to be a book artist to apply for artist membership, but must have created work related to the medium of book arts.

In addition to the benefits of an Associate Membership including discounts on classes and events, artist member benefits include:

  • A profile page on the Center’s Online Artist Registry, a resource used by curators, researchers, collectors, writers, and other artists as a reference tool.
  • Invitations to have work for sale represented by the Center at art and book fairs, such as the annual New York Art Book Fair, Codex International Book Fair, CUNY Chapfest Bookfair, and more.
  • Opportunities to submit works to the Center’s member exhibitions, and apply to show recent work in the Center’s Featured Artist Project exhibition series.
  • Chance to be featured on the Center’s blog and social media sites.

To become an artist member, you must:
1. Purchase an Artist Membership
2. Register online as an artist member


The Center for Book Arts is pleased to invite Artist Members to submit artworks produced in the past five years to be considered for its annual Artist Members Exhibition. Information regarding the 2016 exhibition and application will come online soon.
Postmark deadline is May 16, 2016.


The Center for Book Arts invites artists to submit proposals for its Featured Artist Projects Exhibition Program. Artist members are strongly encouraged to apply. There is no deadline: proposals are reviewed three or four times a year by the Exhibitions Committee. Please note that the Center’s exhibition schedule is planned at least 15 months in advance.Download the PDF application.

Studio Rental

Rental of our facilities is available at special artist rates. Find out more.