Opportunities for Artists
Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant
Submission deadline: October 15, 2015
Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts
Submission deadline: May 15, 2016
Featured Artist Projects
Annual Artist Members Exhibition
Submission deadline: May 15, 2016
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE WORKSPACE GRANT FOR NEW YORK EMERGING ARTISTS
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.
SCHOLARSHIP FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN BOOK ARTS
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.
The 2016 application will come online shortly – check back soon.
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.
2015 ARTIST MEMBERS EXHIBITION
The Center for Book Arts is pleased to invite Artist Members to submit artworks produced post 2009 to be considered for the 2015 Artist Members Exhibition tentatively titled: /mit ðə detə/: Source Materials Visualized. The exhibition will be organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director & Curator, The Center for Book Arts and Heidi Neilson, Artist and co-Founder of SP Weather Station.
Postmark deadline is May 15, 2015.
Download the PDF application.
FEATURED ARTIST PROJECTS
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.
Rental of our facilities is available at special artist rates. Find out more.