Columbia College Chicago Seeking Proposals For Expanded Artists’ Books


NEA “Arts in Media” grant to support two $10,000 commissions for new artworks for the iPad

WHAT:  The Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago is seeking artists’ proposals for Expanded Artists’ Books, a grant-funded electronic publishing initiative.

The Expanded Artists’ Books project is funded by an “Arts in Media” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and will support two $10,000 commissions for new artworks for the iPad with physical counterparts that intersect, modulate or inform the digital components of the artwork.

The project addresses the primary challenges of book and media art, allowing book art to become more accessible through electronic distribution and media art to gain longevity through a physical representation in book form. Artists are challenged to explore how the artwork can take both virtual and physical manifestations and how the relationship between the two can be leveraged to provide a comprehensive work.

WHEN: Proposals must be received by midnight, September 15.

WHERE:  The proposal application can be downloaded at:

INFO: For more information on commission details, selection criteria and application materials, please visit:

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts to nearly 12,000 students in over 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. For further information, visit