Download participant housing, travel and dietary form. Please download, fill out and return via the United States Postal Service to the address indicated on the form.

Tuition & Housing
• Tuition for the PBI 2011 program, including room & board, workshops, class supplies and materials is $1,275. There is an additional $20 materials fee for John Townsend's class.

• Upon receiving an acceptance letter, a $637.50 deposit is required to reserve your place within two weeks of acceptance. The remaining tuition balance is due at registration upon arrival at the site on May 16, 2011. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable if a participant withdraws after April 15th.

• Space is limited to 65 participants so timely application is encouraged.

• A PBI Co-director will be happy to supply a letter of support to applicants seeking funding and/or time away from employers.

• Detailed travel arrangements will be provided after acceptance. Visit the Ox-Bow website for travel directions. Participants should plan to arrive before 5 p.m. on the afternoon of Monday, May 16th, and depart on the morning
of Friday, May 27th.

Participant application
It is assumed that applicants will have special interest and experience in book arts, bookbinding, conservation, papermaking or associated areas. However, PBI welcomes applications from all interested individuals of all levels of experience.

We are still accepting applications.

NOTE: In your application, you must indicate first through last choices of ALL workshops for each session in priority order 1-5 (1 being highest priority). Applications must be filled out completely. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Apply to PBI
Click here to fill out the online general application.

Scholarships and Work-study application

We are no longer accepting scholarship applications.

Nell Meldahl was an inspiring PBI instructor and conservator of Far-Eastern art who passed away far too early in her career. Her family and friends, friends of PBI, and the PBI scholarship auction create a scholarship fund in her honor to aid those who cannot afford to attend PBI. These awards are based on financial need and merit/motivation, and pay for half the tuition. There are a limited number of available scholarships.


Questions or problems?
or contact Anna Embree, PBI Co-director at 205-348-2398