Artist Memberships


An Artist Membership at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center gives professional artists access to our studios and equipment.

Artist Memberships are awarded to artists who present the KBAC director with a project proposal that includes:

  • a portfolio of past works displaying the ability to work independently in papermaking, printmaking and/or bookbinding
  • plans for a specific project (for example printing a broadside or a suite of prints)
  • a schedule for completion.

The KBAC may choose to help prospective artist members find grants to fund their projects.

Artist Members receive these benefits:

  • Access to both papermaking and printmaking equipment (once “licensed” on the equipment by a licensing instructor).
  • Designated storage for materials
  • Full access to the studio (with awareness of times for scheduled workshops, activities and events).

Current rates are:

  • $75 per month
  • $65 per month with a 3 month contract
  • $50 per month with a 6 month contract

Plus “licensing” to insure proper use of the studio:

Licensing can be achieved through taking a class at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center or by private appointment at a fee of $40 per hour. Artist members are expected to be able to work independently. Additional instruction and technical assistance will be accessed at $40 per hour if necessary.

To schedule an interview: 269-373-4938 or


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