Artist Co-op Application

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Thank you for your interest in the MCBA Artist Co-op Program.
Applications must be made online, using the form below.
The Co-op accepts new applicants on an ongoing basis.

Please follow the guidelines below for all required application materials. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please do not mail any application materials. If you experience technical difficulties and cannot submit your application online, please contact us at mcba@mnbookarts.org or 612-215-2520.

Required application materials:

  • A letter of intent that includes a brief personal introduction, a descirption of your educational background, the kind of work you hope to make as a Co-op member, and how being a Co-op member at MCBA will benefit your artistic development (no more than one page)
  • A current resume or CV with book art experience (no more than two pages)
  • An artist statement articulating past themes in your work, creative methods, and directions for future work (no more than one page)
  • Up to 10 digital images of past work; images should be JPG format, 72dpi, no larger than 1500 pixels in height or width, max 1 MB each
  • An image list, including titles, dimensions, mediums and dates

* Applicants must be current members of MCBA.

** Please review the Artist Cooperative Membership Guidelines before applying.

An asterisk indicates a required field.

CONTACT INFORMATION

First name *


Last name / surname *


Mailing address *


City *


State *


ZIP *


Email address *


Telephone number *


Website link


Where did you hear about MCBA's artist Co-op program? *


UPLOAD WORK SAMPLES

You may upload up to ten (10) samples of your work.
Images should be JPG format, 72dpi, no larger than 1500 pixels in height or width.
Each file must be under 1MB in size.
Please name your files in this format: lastname_firstname_image01.jpg

If desired, video or audio files may be substituted in place of images.
DO NOT SEND AUDIO OR VIDEO FILES; instead, upload your files to an online host (YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.) and submit the link via the text box below. (Note: do not send us the embed code, only the link URL.)

A maximum of ten (10) work samples may be submitted, regardless of if they are image files, audio/video links, or a combination of both.
















 

UPLOAD APPLICATION MATERIALS


See the guidelines above for descriptions of each component.
Files must be 1MB or smaller.
Accepted file types: PDF, Word (.doc, .docx).

 
Letter of intent *
Includes personal letter of introduction, what you hope to make, your experience in book art, and why you want to be a MCBA Co-op member


 
Artist resume or CV, including book art experience *


 
Artist statement (optional)


 
Image List *


EQUIPMENT AND STUDIO USE

Select the studios and equipment you would like to use as a Co-op member, and indicate your level of experience in that area. This helps us to see where your skills lie and anticipate in what areas you need guidance.
(If you do not plan to use a certain type of equipment or studio, you can skip the level of experience menu.)


Vandercook press



Other printing presses




Papermaking studio



Bindery and associated equipment



Polymer plate maker



Other equipment or studio needs











I have read the Co-op Membership Guidelines and I am able and willing to abide by them.






 

When you click “Submit your application,” a spinning circle will appear; this indicates that your materials are being uploaded. If the circle spins for longer than a few minutes, this may mean there was a technical issue with your application. The most common error is that your image files are too large. Please confirm that your files are all under 1MB each, and if necessary, resize your files and try again.

If you have continued technical issues with the submission process, please contact us at mcba@mnbookarts.org; include “Artist Co-op Application” in the subject of your email.

If your application was submitted successfully, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have not received a confirmation email within one day of submitting, please contact Anna Bredeson at abredeson@mnbookarts.org; include “Artist Co-op application” in the subject of your email.