Benefits of Membership in CBAA

Informational & Educational Resources

CBAA members have exclusive access to:

  • Shared information about learning and teaching book art and related fields, including syllabi, best teaching practices, reading lists, and assignments

In addition to other accessible resources you can use and contribute to, like:

  • Free artist talks, presentations, and demonstrations through the CBAA Community Book Arts Series
  • CBAA’s Book Art + Social Justice Resource Listhighlighting underrepresented voices and resources in the field 
  • CBAA’s Book Art Theory blog, an interdisciplinary and generative space for dialogue, criticism, and new ideas in the field, with particular attention to work that engages ethical, political, and social topics
  • CBAA’s Journal, Openings: Studies in Book Art, featuring critical, historical, and theoretical peer-reviewed articles, book and exhibition reviews, interviews about book art and its pedagogy, art features, and more

Funding & Professional Development

Only CBAA members can:

Networking & Teaching Opportunities

Only CBAA members can:

And More!

CBAA Members also:

  • Receive occasional limited-edition prints and ephemera by mail
  • Have access to discounts with other book art organizations
  • Can become Passport Members, through a discounted joint membership with the Fine Press Book Association, to receive all standard membership benefits of both organizations—including two print issues of Parenthesis per year and tabling opportunities at the Manhattan and Oxford Fine Press Book Fairs
  • Support their community; membership dues and donations nurture artists’ growth and expand the book art field
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