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The Center for Book & Paper Arts's continued success and viability is made possible by the generous financial support of our community members. To donate, please call the Center at 312.369.6639 or visit us in person. The following funds are expecially in need of support:
Recent Supporters include:
National Endowment for the Arts | Open Society Foundation | Clinton Hill/Allen Tran Foundation | Craft Research Fund | The Caxton Club |Kahle-Austin Foundation | Illinois Arts Council | Pro Helvetia
The Aiko Fellowship
The Aiko Fellowship is an endowed fellowship which honors Aiko Nakane, who delighted and nourished the imaginations of artists for three decades at her wonderful paper and art materials store, Aiko's. The Aiko Fellowship is given yearly to an MFA graduate student in the Book & Paper subdivision of the Interdisciplinary Arts Department in order to encourage artists, as Mrs. Nakane did for so many years. All the contributions we receive for the Aiko Fellowship are invested, and the award itself comes from the endowment's interest, so even modest sums will grow and help graduate students for years to come.
The Equipment Fund
The Center has been able to buy some very important additions for our studios, through the generosity of our donors. Nothing brings more joy to the hearts of papermakers, printers, and bookbinders faster than a donation to the Equipment Fund. The Equipment Fund, or Beater Fund as we like to call it, enables us to buy the tools we need, maintain the tools we have, and procure that little extra something that we don't really need, but would like to have. You help us to do the things we love to do and make our studios better for you!