The New York Book Arts Scholarship provides financial support for students pursuing a certificate in book arts at the Center for Book Arts in New York. Two year scholarships are awarded based on financial need, the potential for success, and the applicant's career goals.
This application is open to students who have been traditionally under-represented in the book arts. This group includes, but is not limited to, students identifying by a certain race, sex, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, marital status, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin or veteran status.
The scholarship will cover full tuition at the Center for Book Arts for two consecutive years, studio access, and cost of materials for classes and related projects.
The full curriculum encompasses comprehensive coursework in the book arts and includes thorough training in both letterpress printing and book binding. Scholarship students will have access to the Center's studios and programming throughout the two years of study in an environment that will challenge them to expand their creative practice in the art of the book.
Binding (90 hours of courses)
Bookbinding 1-4 (60 hours total)
Box Making Class (15 hours)
Independent Project (15 hours)
Printing (90 hours of courses)
Letterpress 1-4 (60 hours total)
Platen Press (12 Hours)
Letterpress Lab (15 hours)
Print Shop Orientation (3 hours)
Studio Training (4 hours)
Hot Stamping Orientation (1 hour)
Guillotine Orientation (3 hours)
Electives (30 hours minimum- including Works on Paper, the Art of the Book, Decorative Techniques)
Includes 3, 6, 12, 15, 30 hour classes
Certificate students are required to attend the program orientation, The Center's hosted discussions and lectures throughout the year, and must serve as a Teacher's Assistant for 30 hours during their second year. At this time, students will also be provided a mentor to guide the completion of their final project.
The following must be included in the application in order to be considered:
CV/Resume (max 3 pages)
Statement of interest for the certificate program
Statement of financial need
A two year work plan outlining the program requirements demonstrating the applicant's commitment to the completion of the program. Please incorporate all of your anticipated scheduling conflicts and prior commitments.
**if you are not based in the tri-state area, please also include a relocation plan. The scholarship does not cover living costs.
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