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Book Artist in Residence

Book Artist in Residence
Deadline: May 15

Maine Media Workshops + College
Rockport, ME

MMW+C is pleased to announce the return of its Book Artist in Residence Program for a third year. The residency is open to emerging and practicing book artists, letterpress printers, and photographers combining word and image. It is designed to help the chosen artist complete their proposed project by providing studio space, funding, housing, and the support of a curious, interdisciplinary arts community. 
The Book Artist in Residence has unlimited access to our dedicated book arts studio, which includes two Vandercook presses (a Universal I and a Universal III), a polymer plate maker, and bindery equipment. The studio is also adjacent to our alternative process photography lab, a center of activity for students working with a wide range of historic techniques. The selected artist is an important part of the vibrant community of students and faculty at Maine Media Workshops + College, hosting open studio hours, demonstrations, and presenting one or more lectures about their work.
The residency includes a weekly stipend of $350, materials support of up to $500, a travel stipend, meals on campus, and spectacular accommodations overlooking Rockport harbor.
Selection will be based on the proposed project the artist plans to complete at Maine Media and their past work. Submissions will be juried by a panel of well-known artists and professionals in the field of book arts. We would particularly welcome an artist whose project incorporates digital or analog photography with the printed word in an innovative book form.