Registration | 28.02.2011

To create more public awareness for the book as an independent genre of art production, the EU-funded project "Artists' Books on Tour - Artist Competition and Mobile Museum" was launched in June 2010 by the <> by February 28th, 2011.

  • Fill in the ONLINE APPLICATION by May 2nd, 2011.
  • Send your submission (including either your original artwork or your conceptual design plus a copy of the confirmation e-mail you will receive) by May 2nd, 2011 to:

    MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
    "Artists' Books on Tour"
    Stubenring 5
    A-1010 Vienna

    Or hand it in personally at the MAK staff entrance (Weiskirchnerstrasse 1, Mon - Sun 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.).
    Contact: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head of the MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection
  • Please use English only in your application form. Enclosed documents such as CVs, artistic statements or else must be in English as well. The language, or languages, used in your project are - of course - a matter of artistic expression and may be freely chosen.

    The deadline for submission is May 2nd, 2011. Any items arriving after this date (postmark) will not be considered by the jury, neither will incomplete submissions be admitted to the contest.


    An international jury will evaluate the submitted artists' books (objects or concepts) in a session held in Vienna in June 2011 and will select 5 outstanding works to be awarded a prize as well as other notable works eligible to receive a recognition award.

    The evaluation results will be published online by the end of June 2011. Prizewinners will also be notified in writing.


    The jury will select 5 outstanding projects to be awarded a prize money of € 2,000 each. In addition, other notable works will receive a recognition award. In the event of their winning of a prize, artists who have submitted a conceptual design undertake to carry out their project by September 30th, 2011, in sufficient time for the scheduled exhibition opening (October 11th, 2011, see TERMS & CONDITIONS, point 2.5). Recognition award winners who have submitted a conceptual design will be contacted for special arrangements to exhibit their projects.

    Furthermore, all prize winners (including recognition award winners) are invited to participate in the ABoT Award Nite, scheduled for October 11th, 2011 at the MAK Vienna, at the organizers' expense.

    The winning projects as well as works receiving a recognition award will be exhibited in a "Mobile Museum", a new touring exhibition format that will be shown in Vienna, Prague and Ljubljana between October 11th, 2011 and May 31st, 2012.

    All winning projects will be featured in a digital online collection as well as in a printed catalogue, which is planned to be published after the exhibition.