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There are many benefits to membership in The Center for Book Arts. Scroll down the page or click the link to read about our membership categories

In order to continue mounting outstanding exhibitions, publish the finest artist's books, broadsides, chapbooks, and exhibition catalogs, and provide services to both emerging and established artists, we depend on your financial support. Thirty years ago we established an art center devoted to books as aesthetic objects, and our model has been copied by organizations across this country and abroad. We now have a Book Art Movement.  Please help us continue to advance the art of the book in our fourth decade! In an era of declining public support for the arts, your contribution is more important than ever.

Center for Book Arts, Incorporated 1974 is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

contribution

by phone

Please call (212) 481-0295.

online

enter the amount:
$

by mail

Send a check to:

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street
New York, NY  10001

You will be able to be able to change your selection when you view your order.

We accept Visa and MasterCard online and by phone. We will send you an e-mail confirmation and a paper thank you letter for your tax records.


membership

by phone

Please call (212) 481-0295.

online

To join the Center for Book Arts, or to renew your membership, click any "join" button for one year at that membership level. You can enter any number of years in the box if you would like to purchase a longer-term membership.

You will be able to change your selection when you view your order.

by mail

Send check
and completed application to:

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street
New York, NY  10001


ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

  • Receive course catalogs, member's newsletter, and invitations to opening receptions and other special events at the Center
  • Discounts on the Center's courses ($25 off classes $300 and above, $15 off all other classes)
  • Discounts on studio rental ($300 monthly/$15 hourly)
  • Discount admission to all lectures and public programs
  • Discounts on Center exhibition catalogues and other publications

   
$50.00
years

FRIEND

  • All of the above benefits
  • Free admission to all lectures with guest artists and poets
  • A private tour of new exhibitions prior to opening
  • A special item printed at the Center's Jane Mead Timken Printshop


   
$100.00
years

PATRON

  • All of the above benefits
  • A limited handmade item such as an apron, T-shirt, or letterpress note cards printed in the Jane Mead Timken Printshop

   
$250.00
years

SUPPORTER

  • All of the above benefits
  • Two limited edition letterpress printed Chapbook broadsides
  • A catalogue from the Center's Annual Artist Member's exhibition

   
$500.00
years
COLLECTOR'S CIRCLE

SUSTAINER

  • All of the above benefits
  • A limited edition print by one of the Center's Workspace Artists-in-Residence
  • A selection of the exhibition catalogues from the year's main gallery exhibitions

   
$1,000.00
years

BENEFACTOR

  • All of the above benefits
  • A handmade portfolio containing the complete set of limited edition broadsides from the Center Broadsides Reading Series, letterpress printed at the Center and signed by each author.

   
$2,500.00
years

MASTER BENEFACTOR

  • Master Benefactor members receive all the benefits described above
  • A hand-bound limited edition Chapbook bound and printed at the Center

   
$5,000.00
years

For friend members and higher: the amount of your contribution that is tax deductible is limited to the excess of the amount over the value of any premiums or discounts you receive as a membership benefit. If you wish to waive receipt of any benefits offered, please inform us in writing of this request when you join.

SPECIAL CATEGORY

ARTIST MEMBERSHIP:
Artists can join at any membership level to receive all the benefits of that category plus inclusion in our Artists Member Slide Registry, the opportunity to submit works for the annual Artist Member's Exhibition, and the chance to submit work to our Featured Artist Project Series. All artists who demonstrate sincere interest in book arts are welcome to apply.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: $35, Limited to two years
Students receive same benefits as Associate Membership. A copy of a valid student ID must be submitted with the application form.

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBER: Any category at or above $100
Institutions may join at $100 Friend and above levels and will receive all checklists/catalogues from each of the Center's exhibitions during the year of their membership, in addition to the benefits of their membership category. Institutional membership is only available to non-profit, educational and research institutions.

CORPORATE MEMBER: Any category at or above $500
Contact the Center for more information about Corporate Membership.