Published October 1, 2015
Artists and writers, don’t miss out on these incredible opportunities with an application deadline of October 15: Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar and Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant.
The Center for Book Arts invites applications for our Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers. The next session of this workshop will take place in the fall of 2015: Wednesday through Sunday, November 11-15, 10am-4pm. The seminar is tuition-free for participants and includes the cost of materials. Those selected must attend the entire five-day workshop.
The seminar is taught by our Master Printer Barbara Henry. Participants will hear lectures from various professionals in the field, including printers, fine press publishers, book artists, and dealers, to get a practical overview of letterpress printing and small press publishing. They will learn the basics of letterpress printing, both traditional typesetting and options with new technology, by collaboratively printing a small edition of broadsides or other projects. This workshop is most suitable for those with little to no previous letterpress experience.
The Center for Book Arts is pleased to continue the Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant for New York Emerging Artists program in 2016. Up to five New York-based emerging artists will be offered space, time and support to explore the production and exhibition of artist’s 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.
The award includes a 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. An exhibition of the artist’s work produced at the Center during their residency will be presented as part of our Featured Artist Series exhibition series in the following year.