Please carefully read the submission guidelines prior to submitting your application. Once your application has been submitted it cannot be changed.
The sum of $1,500 will be awarded towards the creation of a unique, one-of-kind, or limited edition work of art in the field of Jewish book arts.
Book Arts refers to works of art that originates from a relationship to the book form, ranging from scrolls, accordion-style, illuminated manuscripts, graphic novels or hand-bound printed sheets, as well as hand-made paper, newspapers, comics, ephemera, deconstructed books, photographs, etc.
Jewish Book Arts refers to a work that relates in some way to the greater world of Jewish writings, religion, Jewish thought, history or culture and how words appear in the Jewish tradition. Possible reference points could include: Prayer books, the mezuzah, the ketubbah, Jewish history, sacred texts, the haggadah, etc.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1st, 2023.
THE AWARD WILL BE ANNOUNCED: By September 2023
WHAT IS NOT ELIGIBLE? Previously completed projects and commercially published books are not eligible for the award.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY? All active, professional Jewish artists, working in the field of book arts, who have exhibited within the last five years are eligible to apply.
WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY? Student artists studying in a degree granting university or school of art.
• A proposal (no more than 600 words) expressing your vision/intentions for the work that will be supported by the award. Your proposal should address the following: The medium and/or format of book arts you will use; how your project relates to Judaism; your expected outcome; how the award will help you realize your vision or goal.
• Ten examples of current work, in the field of Book Arts, in .jpg format. You must submit images of at least five different artists books you have created; you may include one detail shot per book, up to ten images. Please label each .jpg as follows: Last name_First name _ Image# (example: Doe_Jane_#1) The size of your .jpg files should be as follows: 1024 pixels on its longest side and no larger than 3MB each.
• An image list identifying each work with the image#, title, date, medium and dimensions, in pdf or .doc format You may also include any other relevant information here (ex: Was the work exhibited? Did it win an award? etc.) and please indicate if an image is a detail shot. Please include your name and contact info at the top of the image list.
• A professional resume/CV of no more than two pages (in pdf or .doc format)
• Your artist website
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW? The project must be completed within a year of receiving the award. At the end of the award year the artist must provide a brief artist’s statement (no more than 500 words) and visual documentation (no more than 10 images) of the project. The family also stipulates that the Isaac Anolic Jewish Book Arts Award be credited in any exhibition or publication of the completed project.
TO APPLY: Once you have reviewed the submission guidelines and are ready to apply please fill out the application below.