89books Residency is run by the eponymous publishing house and aims at providing support to professionals in the field of contemporary art with a particular focus on photography and bookmaking. During the two-week residency artists will produce a limited edition book in the city of Palermo, in tight collaboration with the 89books team. Among other things the residency hopes to examine and possibly rethink the definition of ‘book’ through a process that expands the ways in which photo-books can be made (in terms of their physical structure), looked at and browsed through.
89books Residencies will typically last 2 weeks and take place during October-December and March-May. Shorter and longer stays can be negotiated on an individual basis. Selected candidates are issued a letter of support for individual grant seeking to cover their travel expenses and per diems.
What we provide:
- Private room
- Shared bathroom and kitchen
- 24-hour access to the studio
- Staff support
- Production of 4 copies of the publication