Thursday, July 18, 2013

Book Arts Residency

Book Arts Residency
J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah 

In July 2012, the Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah received an internal grant to initiate a Book Arts Residency.

Often, book arts is associated with fine press or precious books. Through this residency program we are excited to push the boundaries of book arts and open it up to everything from fine press printing to simple books made from a single sheet of paper. At the culmination of the residency, each artist will contribute copies of work created to be housed in the University of Utah's Special Collections Department, and for exhibition purposes. Additionally, the residency program and resident artists will be featured in a juried show to be held in conjunction with the 2014 College Book Arts Association national conference.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; however, this is a first come-first served selection process and spaces are limited so acceptance is not guaranteed. All skill levels are encouraged to apply; no printing or binding experience is required. Upon acceptance, artists will be granted one semester's access to the Book Arts Program studio during extended business hours, be allotted brief consultation periods with highly trained staff, and have access to all equipment as approved, based on experience. There is no housing stipend for this residency.

For more information or to request an application, please contact the Book Arts Program Grants and Outreach Coordinator, Laura Decker at:, or (801) 585-9191

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