Book Arts Mentorships

Chaun Webster, Mentorship Series VII recipient

Apply for the MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series VIII

Explore book arts as a new artistic medium!

The Book Arts Mentorship is an artist development program aimed at introducing book arts to early career 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.

Applications for the MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship are open June 23–August 17, 2022. You can access the application guidelines and our Submittable page by clicking below. Please direct any questions regarding the Jerome Mentorship Program to Anika Schneider, Director of Exhibitions & Artist Programs, at aschneider@mnbookarts.org.

Attend an Information Session

Put your best foot forward! We encourage prospective applicants to attend one of our upcoming information sessions to understand more about the application and selection process. They will be hosted virtually on Zoom by our Director of Exhibitions & Artist Programs, Anika Schneider. Questions are encouraged! Each session will cover the same information, so it is only necessary to attend one of the three. Can’t make any of them? A recording is available below.

Virtual Info Session #3
Wednesday, August 3 • 6–7pm

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.

Past Jerome Mentees