Call for Artists

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center invites printmakers to participate in our Poets in Print broadside series. Find out more about this collaborative opportunity by contacting Katie Platte: katie@kalbookarts.org


Volunteer at the KBAC

We are looking for volunteers! We need workers, organizers, assistants, and volunteers of all kinds. If you can lend a hand, donate equipment or supplies, or support our mission in other ways please call (269) 373-4938 or email info@kalbookarts.org.



We accept interns of all experience levels. Interns participate in printing and papermaking projects, assist instructors during classes, help with hosting public events, and work with staff to maintain the KBAC studio and equipment. This internship is not a paid possition. Active interns are issued keys to the studio and may come in after hours to work on personal projects.

Many of our interns receive college credit for their time. Check with your advisor to see if you are eligible. 

If you are interested in joining our internship program, please download the application herePlease include your resume and a cover letter expressing your interest and experience. Completed applications can be dropped off in person or emailed to info@kalbookarts.org and will be reviewed by the director.

Application deadlines are listed below:

Fall 2018 August 15th
Winter / Spring 2019 December 10th
Summer  2019 April 1st


Artist Memberships

An Artist Membership at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center gives professional artists access to our studios and equipment. Artist Memberships are offered 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 be able to help prospective artist members find grants to fund their projects.

benefits for Artist Members:

  • 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:

  • $75 per month

  • $65 per month with a 3-month contract (total paid in advance)

  • $50 per month with a 6-month contract (total paid in advance)

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 info@kalbookarts.org