At San Francisco Center for the Book, we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the book arts community. We are directing resources to provide financial support to individuals who face systemic barriers to accessing creative education and resources, including but not limited to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, and those from low-income backgrounds.
Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to learn more about the book arts, gain valuable skills, and connect with other artists and mentors in the field. We believe that our scholarship programs create a more diverse and inclusive creative community, remove economic barriers to education, and empower individuals to pursue their passions and achieve their goals.
We are excited to offer the following scholarships for workshops offered by SFCB. Interested applicants will be asked to apply using Google Forms; questions about specific scholarships or the application process should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new Alice A. Forlin Memorial Scholarship is intended to assist emerging underrepresented artists whose practice would benefit from in-depth exposure to letterpress printing or bookbinding. The scholarship covers full tuition and materials cost of either the Bookbinding Core 1-4 :: Weeklong Intensive or the Cylinder Core 1-4 :: 4-Day Intensive during the Winter 2024 term. SFCB defines an emerging artist as someone in the early stages of their artistic career who has not yet gained widespread recognition or significant professional experience. This includes recent graduates of arts programs or individuals who are actively developing their artistic practice. Final selection will be made by lottery. All applicants will be notified by Friday, January 12, 2024.
Deadline to apply: 5pm on Sunday, January 7, 2024; applicants will be notified by Friday, January 12, 2024.
Click here to apply; for workshop details, please click the above link.
Through a generous grant from The Windgate Foundation, SFCB is able to offer tuition assistance for many of our workshops. Interested applicants must apply at least 3 weeks before their selected workshop's start date to be considered for financial assistance. Applicants will be notified at least 2 weeks before the workshop begins regarding whether or not the application has been approved. Windgate Foundation Scholarships provide financial support to individuals who face systemic barriers to accessing creative education and resources, including but not limited to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, and those from low-income backgrounds.
Deadline to apply: this scholarship has a rolling application deadline and is ongoing.
In conjunction with SFCB's exhibition, Paper is People: Decolonizing Global Paper Cultures SFCB offered two related workshops for BIPOC-identifying (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students during December 2023. Recipients were awarded scholarships covering the full tuition and materials cost of either "Exploring Materiality, Meaning and Memory: Natural Dyes in Papermaking" (instructor: Trina Michelle Robinson) or "Paper Bojagi" (instructor: Steph Rue).
Scholarships for these two workshops are supported by a grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundation.
Full workshop details can be found here. The application is now closed.