The Center for Book & Paper Arts (CBPA) at Columbia College Chicago is one of the largest and most comprehensive book art facilities in the world. The Center has a large exhibition space where we organize an international triennial of contemporary book and paper art, and inaugurate and host national traveling exhibitions and exhibit student and faculty work.
The Center for Book & Paper Arts is home to facilities and studios for the MFA in Book & Paper students, which are also utilized for community classes. It consists of a print facility which includes letterpress and offset, a papermaking studio, a bookbindery, a gallery, a multi-purpose classroom, which is suitable for performance and lectures, a critique room, studio space for artists, a resource room, and offices for the staff.
The center also offers a summer residency program, intended to provide an artist time, facilities and assistance to realize a specific project.