Sunday, October 16, 2011

National Museum of Women in the Arts: Library Fellows Program

Deadline: June 30, 2012 (POSTMARK)

Library Fellows Program
Library and Research Center

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Washington, D.C.

The objective of the Library Fellows program is to encourage and promote the creation of artists’ books and to support NMWA’s Library and Research Center and book art programs.

Amount of Grant
The Library Fellows program provides up to $12,000 biennially for the production of an artist book in an edition of 125. An additional $1,000 is provided for the artist to create 500 copies of a promotional brochure for the book, as well as $1,000 for the artist to travel to the Library Fellows’ annual meeting to present her book upon completion.

Proposals must be postmarked on or before June 30, biennially. No exceptions. The next deadline is June 30, 2012.

The artist who is responsible for the overall creation, design and realization of the book must be a woman. Technical assistance in developing the book edition by both women and men is acceptable. Collaborative projects between two or more women artists are allowed. Only new books will be considered. Previously published books or books that are versions of books previously published or planned for publication will not be considered.

Evaluation Criteria
1. The aesthetic and intellectual value of the project
2. Originality of the project
3. The artist’s previous achievements in the field of book arts
4. The quality, thoroughness, and clarity of the artist’s proposal
5. The potential market and audience for the book
6. Appropriateness of budget

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Library Fellows Program
Library and Research Center
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.