Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Book Arts Residency Opportunity- Asheville, NC

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)
April 15th for 2008 Summer Session only
October 15th for 2009 all sessions

Book Arts Residency Opportunity- Asheville, NC

Interlude Edition's Artist in Residence Program

Interlude Editions was established in 2007 to provide residencies of up to three months to artists working in the field of the book arts who wish to create limited editions of artists’ books and fine prints for education, exhibition, and distribution. Residencies take place at Asheville BookWorks (, a community resource center for print and book arts in Asheville, North Carolina. Interlude Editions provides Resident Artists with studio space and use of equipment at BookWorks, as well as a small stipend of up to $1000 to facilitate their work.

Residency Opportunities: Residencies are available to emerging, mid-career, and established artists. Collaborators (for example, a book artist and a writer) may be accepted for residencies. However, each collaborator must submit a separate application together with a joint project proposal.

Residency Periods: From 2 weeks to 12 weeks

Spring Session: February – May
Summer Session: June – August
Fall Session: September – December

Criteria for Selection:

  • Artistic merit and originality of the project

  • Clarity of artistic goals (expressed in project description and artist statement)

  • Soundness and feasibility of the project budget

  • Technical expertise with equipment required to produce edition

  • Ability to work independently with little or no technical support

  • Artist’s willingness to use and mentor interns in their project

  • Ability to represent Interlude Editions and BookWorks in the local community and the broader book arts community

  • Benefits the artists would bring to Interlude Editions through their expertise and work.

Selection Process:
Applications and supporting materials will be reviewed by a panel of qualified professionals. Final selection is at the discretion of Interlude Editions.

Benefits to Interlude Editions Resident Artists:

Availability of production support from interns from surrounding colleges and universities.

Connection and exposure to a growing Western North Carolina book arts community and proximity to the Asheville arts community.

Opportunities for supplemental income for teaching workshops at BookWorks. Resident Artists are encouraged to submit class proposals that could be offered as part of BookWorks’ schedule of workshops. Should the workshop proposal be accepted, a minimum registration of three students is required to run the class. BookWorks does not guarantee minimum enrollment for a class. The Resident Artist will be paid for teaching workshops at a rate equal to other BookWorks instructors.

Download Artist in Residence Applications
Residency Application For 2008
Residency Application For 2009

Questions: Email us at

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