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Frequently Asked Questions
When will I receive my honorarium payments?
Why are you seeking projects for the iPad platform? What about other tablets?
Are you looking for native iPad Apps or Web Apps?
Why are you only accepting work samples via Vimeo?
Will I receive royalties for sales of my digital artists' book application and/or the edition of my physical book?
Are multi-person collaboratives or collectives allowed to apply?
I am a media artist and would like to learn more about artists' books. Where should I look?
In order to be eligible, must applicants be United States citizens or permanent residents?
How do I submit my two letters of reference?
Q. When will I receive my honorarium payments?
1/3 upon award; 1/3 upon delivery of digital component; 1/3 on publication of entire project.
Q. Why are you seeking projects for the iPad platform? what about other tablets?
As a new publishing program, we were interested in limiting the number of development variables. Because the iPad has the largest distribution base and is the most widely recognized of the tablet platforms, we decided to focus specifically on the iPad environment for the initial launch of our program.
Q. Are you looking for native iPad Apps or Web Apps?
Ideally, the projects will be native iPad apps; however, we recognize that some artists may envision concepts or structures that are better suited to a Web-based app instead.
Q. Why are you only accepting work samples via Vimeo?
To streamline the review process. Please keep in mind that you can document still images, video projects, and interactive projects within the context of a Vimeo video. Also, Vimeo has features for password protecting videos.
Q. Will I receive royalties for sales of my digital artists' book application and/or the edition of my physical book?
A. Depending on nature of the book, artist will receive either a physical split of the edition, or royalty payments, and artist will get some portion of work; due to the differing specificity of these contracts, a mutual agreement will be reached between artist and CBPA.
A. Yes, collaboratives may apply, however only one honorarium of $10,000 will be issued.
Q. I am a media artist and would like to learn more about artists' books. Where should I look?
- The most complete history of artists' books is The Century of Artists' Books, by Johanna Drucker.
- You can also visit the Journal of Artists' Books (JAB) website for discourse in the field.
- Peruse a repository of artists' book facsimiles, metadata and criticism at Artists' Books Online
- Visual Studies Workshop is an important organization dedicated to publishing, researching and exhibiting artists' books.
Some other links related to artists' books in the digital realm include:
- Transforming Artist Books, a research development network and project between Tate, Chelsea College of Art and Design, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the British Library.
- Unbound: Speculations on the Future of the Book (2012 Symposium, MIT)
- Institute for the Future of the Book
Q. Must applicants be United States citizens or permanent residents?
A. No. The commission award is open to international artists, so applicants need not be United States citizens or permanent residents in order to be eligible.
Q. How do I submit my two letters of reference?
A. Please submit your two letters of reference electronically as attached PDF documents. For this submission it is fine to have your reference letters unsealed.