opportunities

Artist-in-Residence

The Center for Book Arts is pleased to continue the Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant for New York Emerging Artists program in 2015. 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. Artists are invited to submit applications postmarked by October 15, 2014.

You can apply online here: https://centerforbookarts.submittable.com/submit
Or by mailing in your application.details and application (PDF file)

Poetry Chapbook Competition

The Center for Book Arts invites submissions to its annual Poetry Chapbook Competition. The deadline for the 2015 competition is December 1, 2014. The winning manuscript will be chosen in the spring of 2015 and will be awarded with the publication of a beautifully designed, letterpress-printed, limited-edition chapbook printed and bound by artists at the Center for Book Arts. The edition is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies, ten of which are reserved for the author and the remainder of which will be offered for sale through the Center. The winning poet will also receive a cash award of $500, and a $500 honorarium for a reading, to be held at the Center in the fall of 2015, as well as an exclusive opportunity to stay at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York as one of their Winter Shakers. This year's judges will be Cornelius Eady & Sharon Dolin. guidelines and entry form (PDF file)

Summer Internships
The Center's Internship Program is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of non-profit management and training in book arts techniques. Every year the Center brings in a small group of students for an immersive internship in book arts techniques and non-profit management. Interns get hands-on experience and come away with valuable technical skills. Primarily aimed at undergraduate students, summer interns can acquire practical skills in the book arts by working on The Center's book projects and participating in The Center's education program, helping to maintain the studios, produce editions, and installing our summer exhibitions. Interns will also assist in the day-to-day operation of The Center as needed. Deadline April 15, 2014. details and application (PDF file)

Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts

The Center for Book Arts is pleased to continue the Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts. In 2014, the Center will award two to threescholarships to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the artistic endeavors in the book arts. The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities to emerging artists committed to developing careers in the book arts field, and to further the growth of this artistic profession. The award includes a cash stipend plus a materials budget and 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities for a full year. Artists also receive a tuition waiver for courses throughout the year, planned in conjunction with the staff.  Scholars will be required to complete an artist project by the end of the scholarship period, with an exhibition in our gallery space and public presentation the following autumn.
Artists are invited to submit applications postmarked by May 15, 2014.

You can apply online here: https://centerforbookarts.submittable.com/submit
Or mail in an application.details and application (PDF file)

Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers

The Center for Book Arts invites applications for our Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers. The next section of this seminar is scheduled for this winter, March 26-30, 2014. The seminar is tuition free for participants and includes the cost of materials. Those selected must attend the entire five-day workshop.
Postmark deadline is February 15, 2014.

You can apply online here: https://centerforbookarts.submittable.com/submit
Or by mailing in your application form: details and application (PDF file)

Artist Membership

The Center for Book Arts provides artists with special services and opportunities in addition to the benefits of their membership category. Artist Members are included in the Artist Slide Registry, a resource devoted to artists working in the book format, which is used by curators, researchers, collectors, writers and other artists as a reference tool. They also enjoy the opportunity to submit works to The Center's annual summer exhibition, a juried show which features works by members, as well as the opportunity to apply to be our Featured Artist.

You can apply online here: https://centerforbookarts.submittable.com/submit
Or mail in your application: details and application (PDF file).

Studio rental
is available to any person who is qualified to use the equipment, including a 36" guillotine paper cutter, a 3-ton Kensol hot stamping press, five Vandercook proof presses, a treadle platen press and several hand platen presses from 5" x 8" and up, including a newspaper size Washington Hand Press, many cases of hand type, and all the usual equipment you expect to find in a letterpress printshop and hand bindery. Rental fees are $25 per hour ($15 for members). Monthly rates available as well.

2014 Artist Members Exhibition

The Center for Book Arts is pleased to invite Artist Members to submit artworks produced post 2009 to be considered for the 2014 Artist Members Exhibition tentatively titled: Livres des Artistes D'aujourd'hui: Collaboration The exhibition is to be organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director & Curator, The Center for Book Arts and Maddy Rosenberg, Curator and Founder, CENTRAL BOOKING.
Postmark deadline is May 2, 2014.

You can apply online here: https://centerforbookarts.submittable.com/submit
Or by mailing in your application form: details and application (PDF file)

Exhibition Guidelines

The Center for Book Arts invites curators to submit exhibition proposals for our Main Gallery. There is no deadline: proposals are reviewed by the Center's Exhibition Committee three or four times a year, however, the exhibition schedule is planned at least 15 months in advance. guidelines and entry form (PDF file)

Featured Artist Projects

The Center for Book Arts invites artist members to submit proposals for its Featured Artist Projects Exhibition Program. There is no deadline: proposals are reviewed three or four times a year by the Exhibitions Committee. There is no entry fee but only current Artist Members may apply. call for entries (PDF file)

Master Faculty Fellowship

This program provides an artist/ instructor from outside of New York an opportunity to teach a master class and to give a formal lecture in New York City. Although this program is by invitation only, artist/instructors can submit proposals and credentials to be reviewed by the Education Committee.

 


Work/Study: Jeff Hall building bindery walls
Work/Study
A limited number of work/study positions are available for students or artists who want to work to pay for workspace rental or the tuition for CBA courses. In this program, students can study tuition-free by working a pre-set number of hours at CBA. At least 50% of these hours must be completed before the start of the class and a materials fee must be paid prior to the first class. The Center offers both temporary and semi-permanent positions. Temporary work study can be completed with seasonal or special projects such as the annual Holiday Sale or other scheduled events or CBA projects. Semi-permanent work study students work on projects that include office administration, gallery reception, archive management and general building maintenance. details and application (PDF file)

Volunteering: Paul Moxon adjusting the 8 x 12 Peerless treadle press.
Work/Study: Liz Asch is getting the program schedules in the mail, with Program Director Sarah La Rocca and Instructor Susan Mills