Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book Residency Grant

The Art-in-Education Artist’s Book Grant is a residency awarded to two artists to create a new artist’s book and teach young people in WSW’s studios.

Our Art-in-Education program (AIE) is a model for arts education and operates in conjunction with the Kingston City School District. AIE provides a high quality arts experience by bringing students to a professional artist’s workspace and giving them concentrated time to learn printmaking, papermaking, and book arts.

Generally, the resident dedicates her first month to producing a limited edition artist’s book, which is hand-printed and bound in the studio. WSW can provide technical advice; training on new equipment, techniques, and materials; and production assistance. (You can read more about the artist’s book aspect here.)

During the second half of the residency, the artist works with young people in WSW’s studios, teaching one to two days/week for three to four weeks, and visiting the students twice in school. Studio space and equipment is reserved for students during program hours, but artists may work at any time outside of AIE.

This grant includes a stipend of $350/week for up to ten weeks, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions.

This residency has a two-step jury process: artists submit their materials, then WSW applies to the appropriate funders.


Key details:

Postmark deadline*: November 15
Notification date: March 1
Residency length: 8-10 weeks
Residency occurs: the school year following application, October–December or January–April

*All application materials must be physically mailed and postmarked by November 15.


Application must include:

  • The application form (3 hard copies)
  • A complete resume (3 hard copies)
  • A materials budget (3 hard copies)
  • A project description (200 word max), including the media and studio needed. (3 hard copies)
  • If using original text for your book, please include a representative writing sample. (3 hard copies)
  • A one-page description of your relevant experience working with young people. (3 hard copies)
  • A CD or flash drive with up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here). WSW reserves the right not to review applications that are not formatted properly.
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image. (3 hard copies)
  • A structural dummy to demonstrate how the book will be bound or function when handled. This does not have to be a complete representation of the finished piece. Please do, however, include at least 1-2 fully realized spreads. Your dummy should represent the book’s actual size. We do, of course, anticipate that you will refine your ideas before the residency begins. (1 hard copy)
  • Please note: label all materials you’re submitting with your full name (including the dummy). Application materials will not be returned unless requested. If you want your application returned, adequate postage and packaging material must be included with the application.


Please send to:
Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book Application
Women’s Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472

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