Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Call for Submissions - 3rd Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize

3rd Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize  @Bank Street Arts, Sheffield 
Deadline: 31st  July 2011

The Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize is a biennial, open submission exhibition, held in conjunction with and as part of the Off the Shelf Festival, which takes place in Sheffield during the months of October and November.  The Main Prize is made up of cash and an exhibition at Bank Street Arts during 2012. The winner is decided by visitors to the exhibition who are asked to vote for their favourite entry.

All books entered into the competition will be displayed in the exhibition in October 2011.  In addition to the Main Prize, we offer two further prizes, both made up of cash and exhibitions. These are decided by jury - this year's jury is made up of representatives from Bank Street Arts and headed up by Sarah Bodman from the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of Western England and Maria White for Tate Library in London.

The prizes decided by jury are the Student Prize and Special Jury Prize.

The Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize is as much about finding an interesting format in which to show and view artists' books as it is about creating a prize. The various galleries at Bank Street will be filled with armchairs, sofas, beanbags, cushions and the books themselves placed around the galleries with clear instructions for visitors, to look, read and participate.  Entry to the exhibition and prize is free; artists may submit only one book per individual maker, more than one in the case of collaborative authorship. 

The exhibition will run for 4 weeks in October and November 2011 (exact dates to be announced shortly. 

Closing date for submissions - 31st  July 2011.

For further information please send an e-mail to or visit the websites  or where full contact details can be found as well as further information about the venue, exhibition and submission procedure.

Please note: submissions will not be accepted without the submission form which can only be obtained from the website or by e-mail.

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