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THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT

LEAVE YOUR LEGACY AT A GLOBAL ART LIBRARY.

 
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WHY DOES THE PROJECT COST MONEY?

The Sketchbook Project and Brooklyn Art Library are 100% funded through participation. You are not just buying a blank sketchbook, you are funding a global art project and library.

STANDARD SKETCHBOOK $30 / DIGITIZED SKETCHBOOK $65

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Order a sketchbook, fill it up, and send it back to us to be a part of the world’s largest collection of artist sketchbooks! Every participant is sent the same 5x7'' blank custom sketchbook. Each book will be given a unique six-digit barcode so we can easily catalog it into Brooklyn Art Library's system.

Once we catalog it, you’ll be able to track where your book travels and how often it is viewed - we want to make sure you can stay connected with your sketchbook!

Anyone - from anywhere in the world - can be a part of the project.


STANDARD or digitized?

$30 :: Standard books live permanently within our brick and mortar exhibition space, Brooklyn Art Library.

$65 :: Digitized books also live within our library and have your own URLs in our Digital Library. Over half of our collection is on display in our Digital Library and it's accessible to anyone.

SHIPPING

US - FREE
CANADA - $7
INTERNATIONAL - $10

IMPORTANT VOL. 14 DEADLINES:

ORDER BY: JANUARY 5, 2019
POSTMARK BY: MARCH 30, 2019

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FEATURES OF THE PROJECT

What you get by joining The Sketchbook Project:

  • Contribute to a time capsule library, where your work will be preserved indefinitely.

  • Become a part of a global movement of creatives.

  • Stretch your imagination in terms of what you thought a sketchbook could be used for.

  • Continue to engage with, track and promote your work no matter where you live.

  • Watch your work travel to popups, exhibitions and installations across North America.

 
BECOME PART OF AN ART LIBRARY

More than just filling up a book - you are funding and contributing to a massive global movement. This library and project have existed for over a decade and have continued to act as not only a creative space, but a living time capsule for stories.

Yes, it’s a 5x7” sketchbook, but you’re participating in an experience that is being replicated across the world, by thousands of people of various backgrounds, ages, occupations, challenges and accomplishments. You are all coming together as a collective resource, sharing the moments, secrets and stories that are specific to you and only you.

TEXT MESSAGES FROM YOUR BOOK

We offer free notifications via text or email, every time your book is viewed - whether it’s through one of our traveling experiences or right at Brooklyn Art Library. Getting a text that someone in the world is looking at your work right now is a million times better than a like.

AN ALTERNATE AUDIENCE FOR YOUR WORK

Our checkout process fuses digital and analog ways of discovering artwork. After searching our catalog, visitors select books to view in an interactive experience. Make sure to add your social media handle or URL to the back of your book so visitors can follow your work.

YOUR BOOK IS UNIQUE AND TRACKABLE

Your sketchbook will be given a unique six-digit barcode - this allows us to keep track of your book and record who views it at every tour and while it's in our library. You can log into your account and see real time statistics about your book.

ABOUT

ABOUT THE SKETCHBOOK

 
 

Each artist is sent the same 5x7'' blank custom SBP sketchbook. We've only got a few rules: first, your book must be used in some way - no sending us back an empty book or a completely different book! Second, your sketchbook must stay within its original dimensions. Last, please don’t use glitter or acrylic/gesso paint as these may cause the pages to stick together over time.

Your book is unique to you. Each book will be given a barcode so we can easily catalog it into Brooklyn Art Library's system. Once we catalog it, you’ll be able to track where your book travels, how often it is viewed and how many times someone pulls it from the shelf - we want to make sure you can stay connected with your sketchbook! The more search terms you add to your book when you register it on our site, the more likely someone will check it out!

VOL. 14 THEMES

Go-between. Disconnection. Bizarre. Things I've left behind. Standstills. Rituals. This one thing... Burdens & Brushes. Homonyms. Stitch & story. Infinite sketch. City streets. Melancholy. A visual short story of the day we met.

 
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Sketchbook residencies

SEND YOUR SKETCHBOOK ON A TRIP OF A LIFETIME

 
 

While The Sketchbook Project at its core is about teaching everyday people to be creative and to share their value, Brooklyn Art Library is about teaching people to interact with art and their community in new and approachable ways.

We travel the country hosting pop-up residencies, drawing events and school visits, all using our core principle of ‘anyone to participate in creativity’

Your sketchbook is not just part of a global collection, it will be a part of a physical exhibition that may inspire a group of second graders, while simultaneously bringing together an entire town.

Our Bookmobile is not just cute (though it sure is), it’s also versatile. It travels inside of buildings, fits perfectly on the courtyard of major museums and institutions, but also fits inside our van for easy transportation.

Throughout the year your book will be a part of exhibitions in a minimum of 3 different cities while also being a part of different learning experiences, major art fairs and even the occasional music festival.

There is no other way to share your story, help fund a global creative community and inspire yourself to create, like submitting your legacy to The Sketchbook Project.

VOL. 14 Cities:

Brooklyn, NY | Boston, MA | Providence, RI | St. Petersburg, FL* | Washington D.C | Richmond, VA* | San Fransisco, CA* | Los Angeles, CA* @ LACMA

*Please note: These cities will be a selection from the Vol. 14 collection, however it will include all the VOL. 14 books from artists in those states.

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Bookmobile @ Ponce City Market
Atlanta, Ga - 2018