Apply to be a Workspace Artist-in-Residence

Gwen Smith, 2021-2022 Artist in Residence and María Verónica San Martin, Instructor, durning a workshop at CBA

Event Info

We are currently accepting applications for the 2023 Workspace Artist-in-Residence program. Applications Due December 11, 2022


About the Program

The Workspace Artist-in-Residence awards 2 to 3 residencies to early career artists with little or no background in the book arts. Successful applications should show a developed body of work and describe what is hoped to gain from the access to Center for Book Arts’ facilities. This residency is not for finishing a preconceived project, but should be used as an exploration of artists’ books and book art and to expand one’s artistic practice.

The purpose of this residency is to introduce early and mid-career artists to the book arts, to provide workspace, access to new techniques and equipment, and to diversify the community of artists working within the book arts in the New York area. This year long residency includes a cash stipend, materials budget, tuition waiver for all courses offered at CBA during the residency period, and 24-hour access to CBA printing and binding studios in Manhattan. Workspace Artists-in-Residence are expected to actively utilize the studios, regularly attend CBA’s public programs on-site and online, participate in quarterly BookTalks, and participate in a group exhibition following the residency. Residents are often provided with opportunities to speak publicly about their work, to collaborate with artists and poets, and to hold studio visits with visiting curators and artists.

Because this residency is focused on artists living and working in the 5 boroughs of New York, housing is not provided. On average, Workspace Artists-in-Residence spend 20-40 hours per week in the studios and use the tuition waiver for 12-14 courses. The residency is not able to support collectives or collaborations at this time. The residency will run from late January until the end of the 2023 year.


How to Apply

Submit your application here:

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You will be asked for:

  • Your contact information
  • Artist statement
  • A brief statement of why you want the residency
  • An artistic CV (3 pages max)
  • 10 images of work samples
  • List of descriptive information for the 10 images submitted

Our application also includes an optional section to include information about your identity that will be shared with our panelists.

Residents are selected based on the quality of work and the applicant’s interest in engaging with the book arts. Additionally, our panelists strive to create a cohort of residents with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences with a focus on collecting a group of people that will share with and learn from one another.

Applicants from all disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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Due December 11, 2022 before 11:59pm ET





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