Women's Studio Workshop: Artist's Book Residency Grant

Associated Residency Program

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.The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can provide technical advice; training on new equipment, techniques, and materials; and production assistance. The contract stipulates that 20% of the edition goes to WSW’s archive, exhibition, and display copies; 20% of the edition goes to the artist; and 60% of the edition goes to general sales. WSW has developed a series of archive and exhibition opportunities for our artists’ books, and artists can collaborate with WSW on marketing for a 50% commission fee.

Key details:

Deadline*: November 15
Residency length: 6-8 weeks
Residency occurs: 10-19 months after application, September through June

Deadline
Residency Length
6 weeks - 8 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
4
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Interdisciplinary Arts
Printmaking
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Paper Arts
Multimedia Arts
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Give artist talk or presentation
Other
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Residents have access to private kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Shared Studios
Exhibition / Installation Space
Darkroom (Black And White)
Darkroom (Color)
Large Format Printer / Plotter
Large Format Scanner
Printers + Scanner
Photo + Video Editing Suite
Printmaking Workspaces
Book Arts Facilities
Etching Press
Glass Inking Table
Drying Racks
Hot Plates
Paper Soaking Sinks
Paper Tearing Table
Acid Room
Silkscreen Studio
Light Tables
Large Sinks
Large Exposure Unit
Washout Room
Papermaking Studio
Dye Area
Other
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Additional Eligibility Information

Since our founding in 1974, Women’s Studio Workshop has been a professional artist studio dedicated to the creation of community, opportunity, empowerment, and development for women artists in all stages of their careers.  As we continue to serve this mission, we believe that we can honor our core values and address gender equity more fully by explicitly expanding our concept of gender beyond patriarchal frames of reference. 

WSW supports all women and trans, intersex, nonbinary and genderfluid people in residencies and internships. Classes, studio rentals, and public events are open to all.

What does this mean when you visit the studio and stay on campus? 

  • we intentionally create space to honor pronouns and names
  • we uphold a set of community guidelines and have systems in place to report conflict
  • we firmly believe in fostering an environment of communication, exploration, and bold expression that is respectful, safe, and accepting of all the members of our community.
Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
2
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
69
Artist Stipend
2800
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
1000
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application