Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The Center for Book Arts: 2010 Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant

Deadline: October 16, 2009 (POSTMARK)

The Center for Book Arts
2010 Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant
for New York Emerging Artists
New York, NY
January– December 2010

The Center for Book Arts is pleased to continue the Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant for New York Emerging Artists program in 2010. Up to five New York-based emerging artists will be offered space, time and support to explore the production and exhibition of artist's books and related work in year-long residencies. The purpose of this program is to promote experimentation in making book art, 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 $750-$1,500 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. We have learned through past residents that ten hours per week of studio work is common in order to realize their artistic goals.

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.

Applications will not be accepted from students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs during the program year (January– December 2010). 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. Artists are encouraged to visit the Center for Book Arts prior to applying to this program. Artists do not need an appointment to visit. The Center is open to the public M – F 10 am – 6pm and Saturdays 10am – 4pm.Artists are invited to submit applications postmarked by October 16, 2009 for the 2010 program.

There is no application fee.

Residency Prospectus: centerforbookarts.org/2010workspacegrantapp [pdf]

2010 Workspace Grant
The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10001

If you have questions or require further information, please email info@centerforbookarts.org or call 212-481-0295.