Center for Book Arts is seeking proposals from artists and publishers working within the book arts for our Single Artist or Publisher Exhibition program. 

Artists proposing solo projects should submit the following type of book arts projects created within the past 5 years:

  • A recent body of work that demonstrates a cohesive artistic approach;
  • A recent body of work that demonstrates a cohesive theme, issue, and/or subject matter;
  • A site-specific installation;
  • Or a collaborative project that is thematically or medium-specific.

Publishers proposing retrospective projects should submit the following:

  • A representative sample of work that demonstrates the breadth of your publishing practice

CBA's curatorial staff reviews applications and selects proposals for the program. Selected artists are awarded a $1,000 stipend, installation & marketing support—including an exhibition brochure, and a public program.

Submissions should include:

  • Contact form
  • Short artist bio
  • Artist CV (1-2 pages, pdf format)
  • A 500-word solo project proposal indicating the visual and conceptual vision of the exhibition and public program. 
  • Up to 10 images of work samples supporting your proposal. If images are not available, please submit recent work samples produced within the last 2 years. Images should be uploaded in jpg format and should be a minimum of 800px and a maximum of 1200px in either direction.
  • A list of works with the title, year, medium, and dimensions, with images of the works or illustrations. 

Deadline for 2026 review: November 30, 2024

We accept submissions on a rolling basis. The review process will take place each year in March and notification is sent in April. 

To review past Projects, see here.

Application questions should be addressed to

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