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Book Works

Based in London, Started 1984

The leading contemporary arts organisation with a unique role as makers and publishers of books. Established in 1984, we are dedicated to supporting new work by emerging artists, and their projects are initiated by invitation, open submission, and through guest-curated projects. Book Works consists of a publishing and commissioning department; and a studio specialising in binding, box-making and multiples. Their activities include publishing, a lecture and seminar programme, exhibitions, the development of an on-line archive, and artists’ surgeries and workshops held by both the publishing department and the studio. 

Submission Policy

Normally we work by invitation, through our research and expanded network. We also have at least one open call per year, normally with an invited guest editor and on a theme, to cast the net wider.

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