At Center for Book Arts, we understand and utilize the book arts as a medium and tool toward justice. We encourage and nurture the many voices, stories, and experiences that we each bring to the space. Your contribution to the Center is a catalyst toward the possibilities of liberation, transformation, and our ability to hold and embrace the multitude of processes related to the book as an art object. With every donation, membership, or planned gift, we are better equipped to uplift each other’s perspectives and sustain resources for our constellation of methodologies. Together, we can strengthen our programming and share in the practices that bind our community.


As the first non-profit arts organization of its kind, the Center aims to serve as a beacon of all things book art: a space to make, learn, view, read, research, listen, and gather. Your donation to the Center will strengthen as well as widen reach and access to our exhibitions, courses, readings, presentations, and opportunities for visual and literary artists. Consider your gift an investment in the next generation of book arts practitioners and a commitment to keep book arts available and affordable.

Become a Member

Our members are one of the most important and vital parts of our organization. Becoming a member of the Center is just one way we build community and mutual support. Whether it’s $5 per month or $1200 per year, every dollar helps us to uplift book arts and book artists and provide free and pay-as-you-wish programming all year round. Sustain our endeavors to promote active and accessible explorations of artistic practices related to the book as an art object, enjoy exclusive perks and benefits, and become a member today! Student memberships and institutional memberships are available by emailing

The Bookkeepers

It’s easy to establish your book arts legacy by joining The Bookkeepers, the Center’s giving circle! Plan a gift to the Center for Book Arts by designating the Center as a beneficiary of your retirement assets, using a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA, or with the addition of just one sentence to your will or trust.

Contact Emily Miranker at for more information.

Corporate Sponsorship

Center for Book Arts supports and provides resources for artists, curators, art historians, collectors, and the public in order to build awareness for the book as an art object. With an international reach to artists, scholars, collectors, and book lovers in over 75 countries, CBA presents over 50 artist’s talks and 150 courses in the history, theory, and techniques of book art per year. Founded in 1974, our studios have provided much needed access to specialized book making equipment and tools through free artist residencies and affordable rentals in Manhattan’s FlatIron District. Currently our galleries hold three exhibitions focussing on graphic design, photography, and the human experience thorough books. And, with over 3000 artist’s books and 6000 reference books about the history of books, artists, scholars, collectors, and book lovers come from all over the world visit CBA to see a diverse range of book art in our collections and galleries. As the most well known non-profit supporting artists making books, Center for Book Arts is dedicated to fostering a more equitable field for artists to experiment while also building connoisseurship among book collectors.

In the coming years, CBA is seeking sponsorship in three areas:

  1. Educational Courses & Workshops
  2. Public Programs
  3. Book Art Review (quarterly critical theory publication)

Contact Emily Miranker at for more information.

The Center for Book Arts is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding for the Center for Book Arts Visual Arts and Literary programs is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.

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