Reminder–Caxton Club Grant Applications Deadline is October 1

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The Caxton Club is calling for submissions for its 2013–2014
round of grants for book-related research projects.
The grants of up to $2,500 each will help pay for expenses related to
projects in the fields of book arts, bibliography, history of the
book, library studies and print culture studies. The grant is to be
used within one year from award notification. Library workers and
other professionals who would like additional training in these fields
are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline to is
Oct. 1, 2013.

The grant program was originally begun more than a decade ago to help
fund projects at Columbia College Chicago’s Center for Book and Paper
Arts. The Caxton Club has since opened it up to a much wider
geographical area, the entire Midwest. Generally two grants have been
have been made each year.

“We have been extremely impressed by the talent and hard work of our
applicants, the creativity of their projects, and simply their love of
the book,” said Wendy Husser, a Caxton Club member who was on the
grant committee when it was first formed. “It is a pleasure to help
them with the means to pursue their passions.”

Applicants must supply a one-page statement of interest, providing the
title, description and statement of how the project is relevant to the
Caxton Club’s mission. They must be enrolled in a Midwestern graduate
program in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan,
Minnesota, Kentucky, Missouri, and North or South Dakota.
Applicants are encouraged to submit materials or samples of work
supporting the grant. All samples and past work will be returned.
Go to www.caxtonclub.org/grants for the complete call for entry.

The Caxton Club is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the study
and promotion of the book arts. It was founded in 1895 by fifteen
Chicago bibliophiles who desired to support the publication of fine
books in the spirit of the prevailing Arts and Crafts Movement.

For more information about the Caxton Club visit http://www.caxtonclub.org.

Media contact: Martha Chiplis mchiplis@gmail.com

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