The Association of Print Scholars is pleased to award its first annual Collaboration Grant to Self Help Graphics and Art in order to provide funding for honoraria so that artists may participate in panel discussions related to the organization’s 45th anniversary exhibition, Entre Tinta y Lucha (Between Ink and the Struggle).

Founded in 1973 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics and Art is devoted to the production, interpretation and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists. The organization’s multi-disciplinary, inter-generational programs promote artistic excellence and empowerment in the community by providing access to studio space, tools, training, and capital.

Entre Tinta y Lucha (Between Ink and the Struggle) commemorates the 45 year history of Self Help Graphics and Art’s Professional Printmaking Program, highlighting the contributions and influence that it has had on Chicano and Latino art around the world. The exhibition, created in partnership with California State University Los Angeles, will be accompanied by public programming, which will include panel discussions focused on printmaking, cultural significance, identity, and more.

The three jurors agreed that the grant proposal was compelling and effectively articulated. APS would like to thank the jurors for their diligence and generosity in reading the submissions: Lisa Conte, Head of Conservation, The National September 11 Memorial & Museum; Elizabeth Savage, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of English Studies; Marilyn Symmes, Independent Curator, New York.

The APS Collaboration Grant, which carries a $1,000 prize, follows the mission of APS and supports innovative scholarship about printmaking and fostering dialogue among members of the print community. The grant was created to encourage projects that bring together the print community through events like lectures, conferences, workshops, and other public programs.

APS is currently accepting submissions for the 2019 prize. Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2018. For more information about submitting a proposal for consideration, or to learn more about the Collaboration Grant, please click here.

APS is a nonprofit members’ group for enthusiasts of printmaking that brings together the diverse community of curators, collectors, academics, graduate students, artists, conservators, critics, independent scholars, and art dealers. APS’s goals are to encourage innovative and interdisciplinary study of printmaking and to facilitate dialogue among its members. Almost 500 people from all over the world have become members since APS launched in 2014.

Please contact Angela Campbell, APS Grants Coordinator, at with any questions regarding this announcement.