Book art has emerged as a recognized pursuit in higher education and non-profit arts and educational organizations. Continuing growth in the book arts has produced a growing need for funding and collections support. 

Advocacy informs and invigorates all of my writing. In the funding arena I craft grant proposals in a concise yet evocative voice to convey an organization’s guiding vision and its impact on the people it serves. I am proud to have communicated Minnesota Center for Book Arts’ impact on thousands of lives in grant proposals written from 2012 through 2015, which raised over $700,000.

Growth has also resulted in new and expanding institutional collections, and private collectors increasingly discover the pleasures of collecting artists’ books.

To serve this expansion in collecting, collections need to strategize for present accessibility and future growth. My background uniquely supports these services.

Between 1985 and 1993 at Minnesota Center for Book Arts I curated exhibitions and organized workshops, tours, and lecture series for MCBA’s varied audiences. In the more than twenty years since then, my curating, writing and speaking engagements have highlighted compelling bookworks and explored the larger artistic and cultural forces that affect the book arts and each of us.

This broad experience, driven by a commitment to find and advocate for works of excellence, constitutes unique qualifications for the following services I provide to institutional collections and private collectors:

- consultation in curatorial, programming and funding arenas
- assessment and development strategies
- grant writing  
- programming and audience development

 

Photos courtesy of Minnesota Center for Book Arts