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.
There are two applications, one for general admission, and one for scholarship attendees. You may only apply once to PBI 2013 (you can not apply for both general admission and a scholarship). If you are unable to access the online applications provided on this page, please contact Anna Embree at email@example.com.
General admission applications
PBI 2013 is now full. Please consider applying for PBI 2014! Application information will be available in fall 2014.
We are no longer accepting scholarship applications.
The Nell Meldahl Work-Study Scholarships
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.
Tuition for the PBI 2013 program will be $1350. This includes room and board for a shared room, workshop tuition, class supplies and materials. A small course fee ($25-$40) may be added to classes with exceptionally high materials costs.
Single Room Reservations
As of 2013, there will be an additional $200 fee, due upon arrival to PBI, for a single room reservation. 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 $675.00 deposit is required within two weeks of acceptance in order to reserve your place. The remaining balance is due at registration upon arrival at Oxbow on May 12. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable after March 25, 2013.