BIMA Artist’s Book Residency Grant for Indigenous Artists


The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Artist’s Book Residency Grant for Indigenous Artists is a ten week residency for North American Indigenous 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 $1000 for materials, full travel reimbursement, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW provides 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.

WSW’s artists’ books are held in over 450 collections world-wide, and in eleven repositories that have the majority of our collection: Scripps College, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Indiana University (Bloomington), Rochester Institute of TechnologyUniversity of DelawareVassar CollegeVirginia Commonwealth UniversityYale UniversityUniversity of MichiganThe Library of Congress, and Bucknell University.

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the application for either the Artist’s Book Residency Grant or Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book Residency Grant and check the “BIMA Residency Grant” box on the form. Head to our FAQ page for additional information. An outside jury of artists and curators choose the grant recipients.

Featured images by Stella Nall, 2022 Right Now Production Grant Recipient