Jerome Residency

Applications to the residency program have closed. If you applied, you can expect to be notified of your status by Thursday, September 21. The rest of the residency timeline can be found here.

MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Residency

Every two years, the MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Residency Program awards three early career book artists based in Minnesota with $3,000 and 24/7 studio access for one year. The yearlong residency, complete with group critique sessions, culminates in an exhibition in MCBA’s Main Gallery. The goal of this program is to encourage creation and exhibition of new and compelling artwork, strengthen skills and career development, and deepen relationships in the book arts community.

Jerome Residency Series XVII will run from October 2023–November 2024, with an exhibition from November 2024–January 2025.


Since 1985, MCBA has partnered with the Jerome Foundation to help early career artists push the boundaries of contemporary book arts by supporting the creation of new work. Under the previous sixteen series of residencies and our six series of mentorships, this program has served Minnesota artists of diverse disciplines, including printers, papermakers, bookbinders, painters, sculptors, poets, photographers, choreographers, filmmakers and others. With projects ranging from exquisitely-crafted fine press volumes and documented performances to one-of-a-kind installations, Minnesota early career artists have created work that  breaks the bindings and redefines conventional notions of book form and content.

Past Jerome Residents