The 2020 Isaac Anolic Jewish Book Arts Award
This Deadline Expired: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
WHAT IS THE AWARD: The sum of $1,500 will be awarded towards the creation of a unique, one-of-kind,
or limited edition work of art in the field of Jewish book arts.
Book Arts refers to works of art that originates from a relationship to the book form, ranging from
scrolls, accordion-style, illuminated manuscripts, graphic novels or hand-bound printed sheets, as
well as hand-made paper, newspapers, comics, ephemera, deconstructed books, photographs,
Jewish Book Arts refers to a work that relates in some way to the greater world of Jewish writings,
religion, Jewish thought, history or culture and how words appear in the Jewish tradition. Possible
reference points could include: Prayer books, the mezuzah, the ketubbah, Jewish history, sacred
WHAT IS NOT ELIGIBLE?
Previously completed projects and commercially published books are not eligible for the award.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All active, professional Jewish artists who have exhibited within the last five years are eligible to apply.
WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE?
Student artists studying in a degree granting university or school of art.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Applications are to be submitted online and should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Ten examples of current work in .JPG format
Please label each .jpg as follows: Last name_First name _ Image# (example: Doe_Jane_#1)
The size of your .jpg files should be as follows: 1024 pixels on its longest side and no larger than 3MB
• An image list identifying each work with the image#, title, date, medium and dimensions.
You may also include any other relevant information here (ex: Was the work exhibited? Did it win an
award? etc.). Please include your name and contact info at the top of the image list.
• A one-page proposal expressing your vision/intentions for the work that will be supported by the award.
Your proposal should address the following:
The medium and/or format you will use; how your project relates to Judaism; your expected
outcome; how the award will help you realize your vision or goal.
• A professional resume/CV of no more than two pages.
• Your artist website address
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW? The project must be completed within a year of receiving the award. At
the end of the award year the artist must provide a brief artist’s statement (no more than 500 words) and
visual documentation of the project (up to 6 images). The Anolic family also stipulates that the Isaac
Anolic Jewish Book Arts Award be credited in any exhibition or publication of the completed project.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1 st , 2020.
THE AWARD WILL BE ANNOUNCED: September, 2020
FURTHER QUESTIONS? email@example.com
AWARD ADMINISTRATOR: Rita Rosen Poley (215) 901-2656
For more information about the Anolic Family Awards: www.anolicfamilyaward.org
This award is administered by Hillel of Greater Philadelphia