PBI welcomes applications from all individuals at all levels of experience who have a special interest in book arts, bookbinding, conservation, papermaking or associated areas. Those with expertise and those with less experience coming together are a large part of what makes PBI such a rich and productive program.
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, with additional funds raised each year from the PBI auction and friends of PBI, have created a scholarship program in her honor to aid those who cannot afford PBI tuition. These half-tuition work-study awards are based on financial need and merit/motivation, and are intended for those individuals who could not otherwise attend. Recipients are expected to help with studio set up and take down for each session, assist with various mid-session tasks, and help to organize and run the auction and closing banquet.
The scholarship application period runs from December 1 to December 30, 2014.
Tuition for the PBI 2014 program was $1350. This includes room and board for a shared room, workshop tuition, class supplies and materials. A small course fee maybe added to classes with exceptionally high materials costs. This cost is indicated with the course description.
Single Room Reservations
Single occupancy dormitory rooms can be reserved for an additional $200 fee. This request can be indicated in your online application. The fee is due upon arrival to PBI. While we will make an effort to accommodate all single room requests, if there are more requests than available rooms, single rooms will be assigned through a lottery system.
Once accepted to PBI, a deposit for half the tution is required within two weeks of acceptance in order to reserve your place. The remaining balance is due at registration upon arrival at Oxbow.
Institutional support for funding or time off
A PBI Co-director will be happy to supply a letter of support to applicants seeking funding or time away from their employers.