APS Collaboration Grant

The APS Collaboration Grant funds public programs and projects that foster collaboration between members of the print community and/or encourage dialogue between the print community and the general public. The grant carries a maximum award of $1,000. Projects should provide new insights into printmaking and introduce prints to new audiences.

Funds may be applied to costs including space rental, honoraria, and travel and lodging for speakers and participants. Food or beverage expenses for receptions and dinners/lunches are excluded. Examples of potential collaborative projects include, but are not limited to, the following:

Application Requirements & Review Criteria

Successful proposals must address all of the following criteria, which must be consolidated into a single PDF document:

  1. Proposal narrative describing the collaborative project and identifying its organizers and its goals. Ideally, this should include: how the project will contribute towards advancing print scholarship; a list of speakers and their affiliations (if applicable); anticipated target audience; and how the project will facilitate collaboration between members of the print community, and/or between the print community and the general public. In addition, this narrative should address the feasibility of realizing this project within the proposed time frame (500-1000 words).
  2. Budget detailing how grant funding would be spent and how the project can be realized within the funding amount provided by APS. Please list any other grants for which the applicant(s) has applied, amounts, and the outcomes (if known).
  3. CV(s) for key applicant(s) involved in organizing this program or project.

The time frame for the grant is one year. The successful applicant will be notified by the end of March and the grant must be applied to event costs within one year of notification. Applicants should send all required materials, organized in a single PDF document, by January 31, 2021 to the APS Grants Committee, at grants@printscholars.org.

Winners of the APS Collaboration Prize

2020 Prize (Press Release)


Jennifer Chuong, Harvard University, and Kailani Polzak, Williams College. In support of the event Imprinting Race.

Honorable Mention: Trisha Gupta, interdisciplinary artist and educator. In support of Build a Bigger Table, Not a Higher Wall, a lecture and woodblock printing demonstration.

2019 Prize (Press Release)


Virginia Humanities, the state’s humanities council. In support of programming with visiting artist, Detroit-based printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., as part of the organization’s first Frank Riccio Artist Residency at the Virginia Center for the Book

2018 Prize (Press Release)


Self Help Graphics and Art [Los Angeles, CA]. In support of artist honoraria so the artists may participate in panel discussions related to the organization’s 45th Anniversary exhibition: Entre Tinta y Lucha (Between Ink and the Struggle)

2017 Prize (Press Release)


Juliet Sperling (University of Pennsylvania) and Aaron M. Hyman (University of California, Berkeley) for the conference “Objects of Study: Paper, Ink, and the Material Turn”

2016 Prize (Press Release)


Fletcher Coleman (Harvard University) and Laura Post (Rhode Island School of Design) for the conference “The Artist’s Hand: Technology in Practice”

Lisa Pon (Southern Methodist University) for the seminar “Print, Identity, and the Im/material Image”