Sunday, April 13, 2008

Focus on Book Arts (FOBA)

Deadline: August 1, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Focus on Book Arts (FOBA)
Pacific University
Forest Grove, Oregon
June 24 – 28, 2009

The Focus on Book Arts (FOBA) conference staff is looking for instructors for the ninth biennial Conference. It is an intimate event (no more than 150 participants) and will be at Pacific University in Forest Grove, about 30 miles west of Portland, OR.

We are looking for the usual beg/interm/adv levels but would also like to consider master level workshops that may involve critical problem solving or more advanced hands-on work.

The format of the conference is in classes of one, two, or four days in length. Each day would be six contact hours, 9:00 until 4:30 with a 1½-hour lunch break.

In addition to the individual workshops, the Conference will host an evening lecture and other receptions, a trade show, a sales store (the In Focus Store), and a Faculty/Staff exhibit.

Instructor compensation and benefits are as follows:

  1. Instructors will be paid $300.00 per teaching day.

  2. Instructors should determine their own materials fee per student. This fee will be collected with registration and will be paid to instructors with the rest of their funds at the end of the Conference.

  3. Instructors who drive may receive $0.35 per mile for travel over 50 miles from the Conference site up to $250.00.

  4. Reasonable airfare for out-of-state instructors will be compensated. We ask that instructors arrange their own economy airfare. There is no reimbursement for travel within 50 miles.

  5. Instructors are invited to submit two works for the Faculty/Staff Show.

  6. Instructors are invited to sell their work in the In Focus Store at a 30% commission. This store is open to the public throughout the Conference.

  7. Instructors are welcome to be participants and register for classes at a 20% discount on registration fees; material fees are not discounted.

  8. Instructors will receive an on-campus lunch each day they teach.

  9. Out-of-town instructors (more than 50 miles travel) will receive room and board on campus the night before and the day of their class.
Click here for the proposal form. Please print as many as needed. Please send a hard copy to the address noted on the form, or an electronic copy to the email address noted there. Also please provide a photo depicting the finished product being taught.

Proposals must be received no later than August 1, 2008. We will respond by September 15th.

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