Thursday, March 20, 2008

Artist's Book Residency

Deadline: Ongoing (POSTMARK)
Next deadline: November 15, 2008

Artist's Book Residency

Women's Studio Workshop

These residency grants are designed to enable artists to produce a limited edition book work at WSW. Working intensively in our studios for six to eight weeks, artists print and bind their own books. WSW technical assistance includes training on new equipments, introduction to new materials, and assistance with production.

The grant includes a stipend of $2,000 to $3,000 for six to eight weeks, materials up to $750, access to all studios, travel costs (within the Continental US), and housing. Projects are chosen by a jury of outside artists and curators.

Generally, we encourage an edition size no larger than 100 and no smaller than 50. WSW has developed a series of archive and exhibition opportunities for the books. The contract stipulates 10% (or ten books) for WSW archives, exhibition, and display copies; 10% of the edition for the artist; and 80% of the edition for general marketing. Artist have the option of collaborating with WSW on marketing of artists' books for a 50% commission fee. WSW has artists' books in collections world-wide and six institutions are repositories of all the artists' books published by WSW. The repositories are: Indiana University (Bloomington), Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Delaware, Vassar College, Virginia Commonwealth University and Yale University.

Postmark deadline is November 15
Grant recipients are notified by February 1.

Application must include:
The application form
A one-page description of the project (send 3 copies)
A structural dummy to demonstrate how the book will be bound (It does not have to be a complete representation of the finished piece. However, please include 1-2 spreads that are fully sketched out. Your dummy should be actual-size. We anticipate that, if funded, you will refine your ideas before your residency.)
The media/studios you will need to produce the book, as well as a materials budget (send 3 copies)
Resume (send 3 copies)
Ten Slides of recent work with a slide script, which should include: title, media, dimension, and date (Submit slides of work other than the proposed book. Slides should reflect the direction of your work in your primary medium.)
S.A.S.E. for return of materials

Visit the website for complete details: Artist's Book Residency

Women's Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale,NY 12472
tel 845.658.9133
fax 845.658.9031