Monday, September 15, 2008

The Center for Book Arts Residency

Deadline: October 15, 2008 (POSTMARK)

Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant

The Center for Book Arts
New York Emerging Artists Program 2009

The Center for Book Arts is pleased to continue the Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant for New York Emerging Artists program in 2009. Up to five New York-based emerging artists will be offered space, time and support to explore the production of artist’s books and related work for a full year. The purpose of this program is to promote experimentation in book arts, 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 $1,500-$2,000 cash stipend (depending on funding) plus a materials budget between $750 to $1,000 (depending on funding), 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities for a full year, plus an individual studio space for 3 months. Artists also receive approximately $3,000-$5,000 tuition waiver for courses throughout the year, planned in conjunction with the staff. Experienced printers and bookbinders will be available to advise the artists on issues of materials and techniques as they arise.

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. Other possible opportunities to present work to the public include a lecture/performance at the Center.

Applicants must live/work in New York State and must reside in the greater NYC metropolitan area at the time of application and during the residency.

There is no application fee.

Applicants are encouraged to go to the Center’s website and to visit to get a sense of the gallery space, studio facilities and educational programs.

A panel will select finalists from slide submissions. Finalists will be interviewed and the selection process will be completed by November 30, 2008. The Center will work with each resident to establish a schedule of their residency.

Download complete details and application. (PDF file)

For additional information, please email or call 212- 481-0295.

2009 Workspace Grant
The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10001