This little survey is intended for anyone who participates in the world of artists books and art publishing in any capacity! This includes zinesters, comic artists, poetry chapbooks, bookstores, exhibition spaces, etc. It was created in tandem with the "Are You Going My Way?" panel for the Seattle Art Book Fair 2023 (May 6–7 at Washington Hall).
Our goal is to create a quick map of how people have: (A) entered this community and (B) worked + survived within it—and to get some ideas around developing resources to further welcome, support, and sustain artist publishers.
It is mostly multiple choice questions (please check all options that apply
) though there are write-in opportunities, and you are welcome to expand in the "Other" option on questions. It is 37 questions and should take about 15 minutes to complete.
The survey is divided into the following four sections:
- Who are you?
- How did you get started in arts publishing?
- The numbers and logistics.
- Final questions (open-ended + speculative)!
Results will be published on @seattleartbookfair
and emailed out to participants. Thank you so much!