Insight Development Grant brings together research teams from Columbia College and Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The Center for Book and Paper Arts is sharing in the recently awarded $74,000 grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, which seeks to identify collaborative means to expand upon dissemination systems for artists. The proposal, entitled Artists’ Publishing: An Investigation into Digital Media as a means to Integrate Dissemination into the Creative Cycle, is being led on the Book and Paper side by Prof. Clif Meador. The Canadian research team members include Prof. Marlene MacCallum, Prof. David Morrish, and Prof. Pierre LeBlanc, all of the Visual Arts Program, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. The international collaboration brings together Canadian artists seeking to expand the dissemination of their work in new ways with American artists who have established methodologies and expertise in a wide variety of artists’ books distribution systems.

Profs. Marlene MacCallum, Clif Meador, and David Morrish on press.

The research team will work with multiple-producing formats, such as artist’s books and time-based new media (film, video, new digital and electronic technologies, audio) to explore and find new ways of enhancing interaction with prospective audiences using digital applications.