Monday, April 16, 2018

The 2018 Isaac Anolic Memorial Jewish Book Arts Award

What Is The Award?

The sum of $1,500 will be awarded towards the creation of a unique, one-of-kind, or limited edition work of art in the field of Jewish book arts.
Book Arts refers to works of art that originate from a relationship to the book form, ranging from scrolls, accordion-style, illuminated manuscripts, graphic novels or hand-bound printed sheets, as well as hand-made paper, newspapers, comics, ephemera, deconstructed books, photographs, etc.
Jewish Book Arts refers to a work that relates in some way to the greater world of Jewish writings, religion, Jewish thought, history or culture and how words appear in the Jewish tradition. Possible reference points could include: Prayer books, the mezuzah, the ketubbah, Jewish history, sacred texts, the haggadah, etc.

What is not Eligible?

Previously completed projects, commercially published, including small press limited edition books are not eligible for the award.

Who Is Eligible?

All active, professional Jewish artists who have exhibited within the last five years are eligible to apply.

Who Is Not Eligible?

Student artists studying in a degree granting university or school of art.

How Do I Apply?

Applications are to be submitted online and should be sent to:

Application Requirements:

  • Ten examples of current work in JPEG format

Please label each JPEG as follows: Last name_First name _ Image# (example: Doe_Jane_#1)

The size of your JPEG files should be as follows: 1024 pixels on its longest side and no larger than 3MB each.

  • An image list identifying each work with the image#, title, date, medium and dimensions.

You may also include any other relevant information here (ex: Was the work exhibited? Did it win an award? etc.). Please include your name and contact info at the top of the image list.

  • A one-page proposal expressing your vision/intentions for the work that will be supported by the award.

Your proposal should address the following:

The medium and/or format you will use; how your project relates to Judaism; your expected outcome; how the award will help you realize your vision or goal.

  • A professional resume/CV of no more than two pages           
  • Website address if applicable.

What Else Do I Need To Know? 

The project must be completed within a year of receiving the award. At the end of the award year the artist must provide a brief artist’s statement (no more than 500 words) and visual documentation of the project. The family also stipulates that the Isaac Anolic Jewish Book Arts Award be credited in any exhibition or publication of the completed project.

Application Deadline: 

Friday, June 16th, 2018.

The award will be announced: September 30th, 2018

Further Questions?

Award Administrator: 

Rita Rosen Poley (215) 901-2656

For more information about the Anolic Family Awards:

This award is administered by Hillel of Greater Philadelphia

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