Franklin Furnace XENO PRIZE for Artists' Books

July 4, 2023 – July 4, 2023

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. announces the new $10,000 award for avant-garde artists: The 2023 XENO PRIZE for Performance Art and Artists’ Books

In pursuit of its mission to present, preserve, interpret, educate, and advocate on behalf of avant-garde art, especially forms that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect, cultural bias, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content, Franklin Furnace announces its new 2023 XENO PRIZE for Performance Art and Artists’ Books, named in honor of xenophiles, people who appreciate all people and cultures.

The XENO PRIZE for Artists’ Books will be selected from submissions to a Call for Proposals, issued June 7, 2023, for a cash grant of $5000 to publish an artists’ book on the topic of book banning/burning in an edition of at least 120 copies. Applicants must be 18 years old or over.

Franklin Furnace will make three copies of the book freely available to the public via its Artists’ Books Collection, and will give one copy to the Library of Congress, each of the 50 State Libraries in the United States of America, and Pratt Institute Libraries. The artist maintains copyright and freedom to distribute additional copies.

The deadline to apply is July 4th, 2023.

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