Directors Residency Program

* New in 2018 *

The AUPresses Directors Residency Program is intended for directors of its Group 1 member presses. Modeled on the Association's successful week-in-residency program for mid-level press staff, this program will provide travel funding for directors to spend a few days visiting with and learning from another member press. We anticipate funding at least three such residencies in 2018-2019.

Directors from regular or affiliate member presses with annual net sales of less than $1.5 million are eligible to apply. Directors who are new in their roles or looking for a fresh perspective should consider applying. Recipients can visit another member press (of any size). Residencies should be a minimum of two and a maximum of five days.

Applications are due on August 15, 2018. To apply, directors must secure an invitation from a host press, provide a budget estimate, and draft a 300-400 word statement about what you hope to gain from the experience. An alternate host press is recommended, but not required.

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Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the AUPresses Board of Directors. Applicants will be notified if they received funding in mid-September. Residencies must be completed by February 28, 2019. An experience report and expense reimbursement form will be due within four weeks of completing your residency.