MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops and Studio Labs—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts.
Roughly fifty percent of the cost of Studios Labs and workshop tuition is covered for those who are eligible for these scholarships. To be eligible for a Financial Hardship Scholarship, an individual’s gross (pre-tax) income must be under 250% of federal poverty guidelines for their household size. (Example: A family of 2 making $45,775 in gross income.) To be eligible for a BIPOC Scholarship, individuals self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) when registering. Scholarships do not apply to materials fees.
For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the Adult rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.
To advance our vision of increasing access to the book arts for all, MCBA is also excited to offer three series of free, streamable book arts videos:
- Book Arts 101: Letterpress, Suminagashi Marbling, Hardcover Book
- Accessible book structures for all ages
- Mail Art featuring collage, stamps, and hand lettering for cards and other ephemera.