Expanded Artists’ Books: Envisioning the Future of the Book

CALL FOR COMMISSION PROPOSALS ­ Two $10,000 commissions will be awarded The Center for Book and Paper Arts, a program of the Interdisciplinary Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago, recently received a $50,000 Arts in Media grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of a new electronic publishing initiative, Expanded Artists’ Books.  This grant will support an award of two $10,000 commissions for new artworks for the iPad. These will have physical counterparts that intersect, modulate, or inform the digital components of the artwork.

ABOUT

Artists’ books claim all aspects of the book (format, typography, structure, etc.) as potentially expressive. As immersive hybrid experiences for the reader/viewer, these works expand the limits of what we traditionally think of as a book. Simultaneously, we consider that tablet-based mobile platforms are emerging as a dynamic arena for investigation of the notion of the book.  Expanded Artists¹ Books utilize the rich capabilities of the tablet platform to imagine new forms that a book might take, such as exploring how interactivity challenges the traditional closure of text or the performance of time. We are currently focused specifically on Apple’s iPad as a site for exploration of this conceptually rich territory.

COMMISSION DETAILS
Please visit http://bit.ly/PC0UfY for full details about the commission proposal process.

ELIGIBILITY
Under terms of NEA support, artist must be a U.S. Citizen.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE
The received-by deadline for applications is midnight, September 15, 2012.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

QUESTIONS: Email CBPA-APPLICATIONS@colum.edu

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