This is a listing of residencies, grants, fellowships, open calls and other opportunities relating to the field of artists’ books & publishing. Printed Matter maintains this list but is not affiliated with any of the organizations offering these opportunities, unless otherwise noted. If you have an artist opportunity that you would like to have listed, please submit it by clicking below. Listings must be related to artists’ books and publishing. Listings will be posted at Printed Matter’s discretion.

OPEN CALL
C Magazine, Toronto, Canada
Entries Due: 10/10/2019
In the last handful of years, an unprecedented proliferation of voices in criticism has begun to change the landscape of contemporary art discourse and its stakes. How has this recent turn affected power dynamics within the art world, if at all? What is criticism’s capacity to incite change? C Magazine is taking pitches for their Spring 2020 issue: Criticism, Again.
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OPEN CALL
Adjunct Riot, Tallahassee, FL
Entries Due: 10/18/2019
Seeking text and/or image contributions to Adjunct Riot, a compilation of stories about part time, contingent faculty life. The adjunctification of higher ed is an unsustainable and toxic labor practice with consequences beyond the academy. This is an open opportunity for adjunct faculty to speak their truth.
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OPEN CALL
Triangle Arts Association Residency, Brooklyn, NY
Triangle offers free, spacious studios and a dynamic artistic community to support the development of projects with emphasis on dialogue and experimentation. Studio spaces with 24-hour access for periods of 3 months are available. International and US-based artists or collectives working in any medium or discipline may apply.
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OPEN CALL
Queens Art Fund, Queens, NY
Entries Due: 10/29/2019
Applications are currently open for the Queens Art Fund. The New Work Grant awards $3,000 to individual artists and arts collectives based in Queens for the creation and presentation of new work in the borough. There are two grants for organizations to apply to, both of which award $1,000 - $5,000 for Arts and Cultural programing in Queens. The Queens Arts Fund is committed to supporting emerging artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, working within all disciplines to create work that provides open and equal access for audiences in all communities of Queens.
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OPEN CALL
Migra, Buenos Aires Art Book Fair, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Entries Due: 11/22/2019
Migra, Buenos Aires Art Book Fair presents their Yearly Open Call for 2019 editions. The objective of the fair is​ ​to provide a space for exchange,​ ​production and representation​ ​from an educational, aesthetic​ ​and contemporary perspective to the​ ​printed art matter niche. Applications will be taken on a rolling basis.
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OPEN CALL
Killer Dentist, New York, NY
Entries Due: 3/26/2020
NYC-based online and future print publication Killer Dentist is currently accepting submissions for their online journal. They welcome critical essays, research projects, features, artist interviews, exhibition reviews, as well as serious and not so serious conceptual/experimental writing, ephemera, receipts, lists, recordings.
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RESIDENCY
‘ACE, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ace pays special attention to those projects questioning the singularity of the art object by using the reproducible capacity of traditional and/or experimental printmaking techniques, photography, new media and/or design, exploring their mutual interference and hybridizations, as well as those proposals that attempt to make interventions in the urban environment.
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RESIDENCY
Artist Immersion Program, Jaipur India
Artist Immersion Program hosts rigorous art & design intensives around the globe for students, professionals, and those new to the field. This residency in India focuses on textile arts and design, with an additional focus in book arts and book binding. The program utilizes the rich history of textile design and fabrication in Jaipur as inspiration for the courses.
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RESIDENCY
Center For Book Arts, New York, NY
Artist in Residence workspace grant for New York emerging artists
Each year, up to five New York-based emerging artists are offered space, time and support to explore the production and exhibition of artists’ books and related work in year-long residencies. The purpose of this program is to promote experimentation in making book art – thus artists from all disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Center especially encourages applications from artists of culturally diverse backgrounds.
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RESIDENCY
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
Printmaking AIR
The Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR) at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking takes place in the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage. Within this space, artists have the opportunity to produce a body of work in a supportive atmosphere for creative growth and development —using traditional as well as innovative printmaking techniques. The residency offers uninterrupted time and privacy 24/7 in a well-equipped studio with onsite living accommodations.
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RESIDENCY
Cuts and Burns Residency, Ridgewood, NY
Video/New Media Residency
The Residency Program consists of 40 hours of access to our studio with an editor, audio engineer, or programmer. The artist is able to edit, receive color correction, advanced graphics, sound mixes, multichannel editing, and transfers between a variety of video formats. For custom programming, artists are paired with a professional programmer and work from scratch to create customized programming and hardware for their new media project.
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RESIDENCY
Endless Editions, New York, NY
‘Copy Shop Residency’ in risograph
The Copy Shop residency is awarded to artists working in all media, whose work coincides with the Endless Editions vision. Residents will have the opportunity to collaborate with Endless Editions in the production of Riso prints. Unlike traditional residencies, the Copy Shop Residency can be as short as one day and as long as three months, depending on the depth & scope of the proposed project. Each resident’s work will be published by Endless Editions and all work will be split 50/50. We will be offering positions at the Copy Shop Residency year round.
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RESIDENCY
Fogo Island Arts, Fogo Island, Newfoundland
Fogo Island Arts’ international residency program provide opportunities for artists from a wide range of disciplines to live and work on Fogo Island for periods ranging from one to three months. Artists-in-residence are provided with accommodation and studio space, as well as a weekly stipend to offset the costs of materials, shipping, and day-to-day living expenses. Most travel expenses are also covered. Artists-in-residence must give one public presentation, performance, workshop, or lead a similar event during their residency.
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RESIDENCY
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
AIR Printmaking, photo processes, book arts, digital media
Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital media including video production can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence. Residency applications are accepted online three times per year. Artists who apply for a residency should be familiar with at least one of the media offered at Kala. Considerations for acceptance are conceptual creativity and technical knowledge.
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RESIDENCY
Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
Keyholder Residency
The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are free and one year long, starting on April 1st and October 1st each year, and they take place in the shared Artists’ Studio, including the solvent/etching area and the darkroom.
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RESIDENCY
Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
Printmaking residency
The Visiting and Resident Artists program at the Lawrence Arts Center offers area residents a unique opportunity to study visual arts with practicing artists of varied backgrounds and diverse skills. New artists are invited each year to become a part of the Lawrence community and share their professional skills with Lawrence Arts Center students and artists.
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FELLOWSHIP
Lighthouse Works, Fisher’s Island, NY
Artist fellowship/residency for visual arts, writing, & music
The Lighthouse Works’ fellowship program accepts artists working in a wide range of disciplines, but we are best able to accommodate visual artists, writers, and musicians. Artistic excellence is the primary criterion for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow.
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RESIDENCY
Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Artist in residency, papermaking, book bindery and printmaking
The residency period runs throughout the year and can be scheduled for anywhere between a few weeks to a few months, depending on the project and work being produced. The Morgan provides 24-hour access to its bindery, papermaking and printing studios. In return we ask the artists to contribute to the community by giving an artist talk, demo or open studio. We also request that the artist donates a piece of work created during their time at the Morgan for our archives.
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RESIDENCY
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Artist in Residency Program
MCBA’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program is designed to support selected artists by providing financial and community resources, space, and access to equipment to assist in the creation and promotion of their work. Residencies may be from two weeks to three months in duration. Participation in the program is based on the artistic merit of proposed projects as well as the degree to which artists further MCBA’s artistic mission: to lead the advancement of the book as an evolving art form. MCBA envisions a world where book art is created, cultivated, celebrated and understood as a vital and lasting expression of culture. While integrating the elements of papermaking, bookbinding, printing, typography and graphic design, MCBA supports the limitless creative evolution of the book format.
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FELLOWSHIP
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
At Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the definition of book arts is broad and inclusive. Since 1985 the Jerome Foundation has helped emerging artists push the boundaries of contemporary book arts by supporting the creation of new book works. Under the previous twelve series of fellowships and five series of mentorships, Minnesota artists of diverse disciplines — including printers, papermakers, binders, painters, sculptors, poets, photographers, choreographers, filmmakers, and many others — have created projects ranging from exquisitely crafted fine press volumes to documented performances to one-of-a-kind installations that “break the bindings” and redefine conventional notions of book form and content.
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RESIDENCY
Paper Machine Publication Residency, New Orleans, LA
Antenna’s Paper Machine Residency will host local and national/international artists to develop creative projects and public programs that explore and expand the possibilities of print-based artistic inquiry. The Residency will annually welcome 6-8 artists — split evenly to feature a mix of local and national/international artists to realize unique proposals for print-focused projects and public programs.
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RESIDENCY
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville, MD
The ‘Keyholder Residency’ is available for artists working in the field of printmaking, papermaking, and book arts. Artists of all career stages are encouraged to apply. One-two artists per quarter are selected by a panel of artists, curators and critics. Resident artists work in a productive community atmosphere alongside other artists, and are expected to be in the studio at least 15-20 hours per week. Technical assistance is available at a reduced rate.
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RESIDENCY
SVA RisoLAB, New York, NY
The RisoLAB Artist in Residence Program is a 6 or 8 week print residency that provides visual storytellers with workspace and full access to the RisoLAB. Multimedia artists working in applied and fine arts such as graphic novels, zines, picture books. Graphic design and photography are also welcome. We also encourage practicing artists outside of print media to apply.
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Transit and Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC) Residency, Chicago, IL Inviting alternative comics and zine artists from outside the Chicago area (those not in Cook or Lake counties) to apply for a two-week residency at CHIPRC. In this residency, artists will be given the opportunity to focus on their craft with the goal of self-publishing new work, as well as to share their process with others in Chicago’s self-publishing community.
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RESIDENCY
Transit and Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Two Rivers, WI
Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum and Transit Residency are pleased to invite Midwestern artists, printers, and book artists (specifically those residing/based in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin) to apply for a two-week residency at the museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. This residency was established to provide opportunities for artists to research and develop their own practice, to further the professional development of artists by enabling the creation and production of new work, and to foster an exchange of ideas and influences.
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RESIDENCY
Wave Farm, Acra, NY
The Wave Farm Residency Program provides artists with a valuable opportunity to concentrate on new transmission works and conduct research about the genre using the Wave Farm Study Center resource library. Transmission Art encompasses work in participatory live art or time-based art such as radio, video, light, installation, and performance, as well as a multiplicity of other practices and media, informed by an intentional use of space (often the airwaves).
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RESIDENCY
Womens Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
The Artist’s Book Grant is a six- to eight-week residency for artists to produce a limited edition book work. Working intensively in our studios, artists print and bind their own books, and are encouraged to create an edition size no larger than 100 and no smaller than 50.
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GRANT
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC
LMCC offers two grant programs - Creative Engagement and Creative Learning
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GRANT
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, MD
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s grant programs for artists allow artists to explore and create, provide touring engagements regionally and internationally, help to build audiences, and provide support and services to assist in career development.
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AWARD
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
The MCBA Prize, Minneapolis, MN
Established in 2009, this biennial award is meant to represent the diversity of book art and encourage discussion rather than limit recognition to any one aspect of this vital field. Book art, broadly defined, includes work that embodies narrative, instruction, reference, mapping, guides, documentation, and more. It is work that engages the viewer and propels the experience forward through narrative, sequencing, spatial elements, visual or verbal language, temporal, mechanical, aural, typographic, symbolic or material means.
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GRANT
New York Foundation for the Arts, NYC
Each year, NYFA provides over $650,000 in cash grants to individuals pursuing artistic excellence in all forms, as well as a variety of artist-in-residence opportunities.
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GRANT
LMCC, NYC
A trusted regrantor of public funds for the arts within New York City, LMCC offers over a million dollars per year to Manhattan-based artists, arts groups and community-focused organizations to engage local communities through rich artistic experiences – on stages, in exhibitions, classrooms, recreation rooms, and public spaces.
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