Research grant

Research grant in fine binding

The Atelier du Livre de Mariemont, sponsored by the department for Fine Arts of the Ministry for the French Community, offers a grant for encourage research within the field of fine binding. Every three years and since 2010, there is a grant available for a research project concerning new aesthetic approaches in bookbinding, its techniques, function, concept, theory and practice. The person who receives it is required to present the development of his research every four months, in person, to the committee, including practical results as well as a written report.


Duration of research: 1 September 2019 31 December 2020
Application entry deadline: 1 June 2019

The application consists of:

  • A personal CV, detailing the studies and training, exhibitions, competitions...
  • A documentation on past work and projects
  • Concept of the proposed research and specifications on planned realization.
  • The application must be presented in French and may not exceed 10 pages A4.

The jury will examine each application. Their decision cannot be contested. The jury reserves the right not to award the grant if none of the projects seems interesting. The results of the research project will be prepared for publication by the applicant. The publishing and theexhibition of the results shall be held in and organized by l’Atelier du Livre de Mariemont.

The grant of 8000 Euro will be paid in four instalments (30% in September 2019, 30% in January 2020, 30% in June 2020, 10% at conclusion of project). It includes everything connected to the research (material, equipment, travel).

Participation is open to all residents within the EU (including Switzerland), professionals andautodidacts. Board members of l’Atelier du Livre de Mariemont cannot apply.

Coordination and contact:
Atelier du Livre de Mariemont
c/o Musée royal de Mariemont
Chaussée de Mariemont 100
7140 Morlanwelz, Belgium

Nadia Corazzini
0032 (0)64 27 37 00


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