MCBA / Jerome Foundation Book Arts Mentorship Series VII

Applications are now being accepted for MCBA / Jerome Foundation Book Arts Mentorship Series VII. Please read all eligibility and application guidelines below carefully.

Application deadline: Tuesday, September 4th, 2018; 11:59 pm.

The Book Arts Mentorship is an artist development program aimed at introducing book arts to emerging artists whose primary medium is in another discipline. There are many reasons to explore book arts as a new artistic medium. As a highly malleable and versatile form of expression, book arts extend the possibilities of other art forms. You can create a conceptual space. Experiment with sequence and visual or verbal narrative. Use book art forms to extend, explore, document or reexamine work produced in other artistic disciplines.

Since 1985, the Jerome Foundation has helped artists push the boundaries of contemporary book arts by supporting the creation of new work. Book arts projects funded by thirteen series of Fellowships and four prior series of Mentorships range from exquisitely crafted fine press volumes and sculptural books to documented performances and one-of-a-kind installations that “break the bindings” and redefine conventional notions of book form.
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Weisman Art Museum Volunteer Opportunity

Call for volunteers!

Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, MN)

Weisman Art Museum Tour Guides, or “Weisguides,” are community volunteers dedicated to teaching and sharing the Weisman’s collection and philosophy to the public. If you have an appreciation of art, great people skills, and a love of teaching, apply now to be a Weisguide!

A required basic training course trains volunteers to conduct inquiry-based, participatory tours of the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Assignments include readings, oral presentations, and several hours of preparation outside of class. Classes are held on Fridays from 1-3pm, with monthly training sessions following the end of the initial course.

Visit this page to learn more and apply!

Artist Opportunity: Arnold Grummer’s Midwest Paperfest

Call for artists!

Arnold Grummer’s Midwest Paperfest (Green Lake, WI)

This 2nd annual event is open to all paper artists whose work features handmade paper as the primary element. Enter your work today and introduce yourself and your art to a new audience with an opportunity for sales at Green Lake’s historic Town Square. The Paperfest begins on October 5 with an opening reception and awards ceremony from 6-7:30 pm. On October 6, there will be a workshop about working with high shrinkage abaca that is free to all exhibiting artists. Town Square will facilitate and retain 30% commission from all artists’ sales October 6-28.

Awards:

1st place: $200
2nd place: $100
3rd place: $50

Submission deadline: August 20, 2018
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2018
Exhibit dates: October 5-October 31, 2018

For more information, please contact tanyapapermaker@gmail.com

Visit Arnold Grummer’s website to apply!

Proof Public Summer/Fall Volunteer Opportunities

Call for volunteers!

Proof Public (Minneapolis, MN)

Proof Public, a collaborative group of letterpress printers, artists, and community members working to increase public access to printmaking opportunities, is seeking volunteers for this summer/fall. Volunteers should have letterpress experience and be excited to teach others how to print! Proof Public creates prints that amplify marginalized voices, strengthen community dialogues and combat various forms of societal oppression.

Volunteers are selected for opportunities based on their level of experience. To sign up for Proof Public’s volunteer list, visit proofpublic.org/volunteer or email hello@proofpublic.org.

Visit Proof Public’s website!

Women’s Studio Workshop Residency Opportunity

Residency opportunity

Women’s Studio Workshop (Rosendale, NY)

Women’s Studio Workshop has a variety of funded and subsidized residency opportunities for artists, including several specifically for book and print artists. Program requirements and additional details are available on the WSW website at the link below.

  • Artists’ Books Residency Grant, a 6-8 week residency for an artist to produce a limited edition artist’s book. Deadline: November 15.
  • Art-in-Education Book Arts Residency Grant, an 8-10 week residency focused on creating a limited edition artist’s book, while also working with students during our Art-in-Education program. Deadline: November 15.
  • Studio Residency Grant / Legacy Artists Residency Grant: 6 weeks working in WSW’s printmaking, papermaking, book arts or ceramics studios to create a new body of work. Deadline: April 1.

Deadline: Applications are reviewed annually at the deadlines mentioned above.

Visit WSW’s website!

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency

Residency opportunity

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska City, NE)

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE offers 2- to 8-week residencies year-round for writers, visual artists, and music composers. Housing, studio space, $100/week stipend are provided. Approximately 60 residencies are awarded per year. $35 application fee.

Deadline: March 1 and September 1 of each year

Visit KHNCA’s website!