Call for Proposals | Bill Stewart Project Award | Sept 1 Deadline

  • 09 Jun 2023
  • 02 Sep 2023

The Bill Stewart Project Award was established to honor the legacy of Bill Stewart, a longtime supporter and dealer of contemporary fine press and artists’ books. In service to Bill’s fascination with the physical attributes of the book, CBAA invites members to submit proposals for the Bill Stewart Project Award in Book Arts, which provides up to $500 in support of new creative projects and/or to enable the progress and completion of ongoing projects.

Proposals will be accepted through September 1, 2023.


Current members of CBAA are eligible to apply for the Bill Stewart Project Award, with the exception of current members of the Board of Directors and Awards Committee. The Awards Committee reserves the right to limit CBAA members to one award per year.

Member Categories

§  Regular (includes members of Institutional Bundles, Patron, and Sustaining members) 

§  Student

Award expenses may include, but are not limited to:

§  project materials (e.g., paper, type, ink, plates, cloth, board) 

§  production costs (e.g., film or plate production, copy services, binding) 

§  travel for research (e.g., airfare, lodging, local transportation) 

§  travel for a collaborator to work in-person 

Submission Guidelines

Please gather the following materials and information to submit:

§  Statement of Need:
In no more than one page, state why this funding is critical to your project. Include a budget for how the funds will be used. 

§  Evidence of Practice:
Please upload an abbreviated CV and any additional supporting materials.

Grant Reporting

Within six months of receiving an award, grant recipients are requested to report on usage of grant funds for CBAA archiving and promotional purposes. Statements are comprised of a 200– to 500–word narrative and 2–5 high-quality digital images of work, work in progress, or an abstract.

To Submit

Visit to submit a Bill Stewart Project Award proposal by the deadline of September 1, 2023.

Please note that unfunded proposals are not carried over to the next year but may be resubmitted.


The Awards Committee will notify applicants of the funding decisions in October, 2023.


Please direct inquiries about CBAA awards to Amy Thompson at with questions about eligibility or the application and evaluation processes.

Inclusion Statement

The CBAA Board of Directors is committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Transparency. We are actively working to establish sustainable anti-racist initiatives that will hold space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and other marginalized voices in our organization and our field. We recognize that this process will be ongoing, and we welcome feedback as we do our best to move forward sustainably. Please contact with any suggestions or requests for additional information.

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