Spring 2021 Anderson Publishing Grant

The Anderson, in collaboration with VCUarts Graphic Design and Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Lauren Thorson, is excited to announce The Anderson Publishing Grant. Beginning Fall 2018, The Anderson Publishing Grant is an ongoing initiative aimed at supporting student publication within the arts. The Anderson will provide up to $300.00 toward direct production costs associated with the publishing of a VCUarts student-designed publication. One publication project will be selected each semester through a juried, online proposal process.

Open to projects including traditional, bound publications, zines, experimental book forms, posters, audio/video media, digital and web-based publication, with an emphasis on editions and multiples.

Timeline for the Spring 2021 Grant cycle:
3/16 Submission period opens
3/24 Submission period closes
4/05 Selected project announced
5/07 Preferred deadline for completion of publication project (can be extended if needed)

The guest Juror for the Spring 2021 grant cycle is Aidan Koch. An artist, designer, and maker of books and zines, Koch splits time between New York, NY and Landers, CA. Koch received a BFA from Pacific NW College of Art (Portland, OR) and exhibits with Park View / Paul Soto (NY, NY).



Aidan Koch (born in 1988 in Seattle, Washington) lives and works in Landers, California on traditional unceded Serrano territory. Her work is primarily based in sequential story-telling and installation, examining subtle emotional states and complex relationships. She received her BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, in 2009. Her works have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Naughton Gallery at Queens University, Belfast; South Bend Museum of Art, Indiana; 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, curated by Nicola Lees, Stella Bottai, and Laura McLean-Ferris; Galerie Patrick Seguin curated by Karma Gallery, Paris; and Signal Gallery, Picture Room, and Company Gallery, all in New York. She is the author of four graphic novels, the most recent, After Nothing Comes, published by Koyama Books in Toronto. Koch also directs the Institute for Interspecies Art and Relations, an independent resource for cross-discipline animal studies.