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17th October
to 25th November
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Bound Art Book Fair 2023

17th October to 25th November
Shape the success of the first official Manchester School of Art self publishers showcase at Bound Art Book Fair!

We are looking for a collective of students to run a table on behalf of fellow MSoA students at this years Bound Art Book Fair, running 25th – 26th of November 2023.

About Bound Art Book Fair

“The fair will feature dozens of local and international publishers, artist presses and collectives, as well as a free public programme of talks, workshops and parties. This year our programme has been developed to complement the concurrent Whitworth exhibition (Un)Defining Queer. We’ll explore the use of fashion media as a critical tool for communication, and survey historical and contemporary uses of print to celebrate, unify and inform LGBTQI communities and other marginalised identities.”

More information can be found here:

Selected students will showcase one of their own publications at the fair, and work with MMU staff to create a cohesive project plan and promotion strategy.

Please apply with the following:

> Information about the book / zine project you would like to bring to the fair — a description of the themes, format, printing method, edition size, etc. You must have at least five copies available for sale.

> Link to either documentation of your book / zine, or previous work; online portfolios, Instagram or PDFs.

> A short paragraph about why you’d like to be involved in set up and running of the table.

> Whether you’re available for initial meet ups in the first and second week of October.

> Whether you’re available to run the stall at The Whitworth 25th – 26th of November 2023.

Students from all courses and backgrounds are welcome to apply.

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Collaborate... with fellow students to create a platform for self publishing at MMU
  • Get inspired... by local, national and international creative publishers
  • Develop skills... in marketing, project management and social media promotion
  • Gain recognition... by platforming your work and the work of the work of your peers at The Whitworth art gallery
  • Earn up to 100 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 13:00 to 16:00 on 17/10/23 - Chatham 002
    Initial Planning Meeting
    Selected students will get together to share their publications and begin planning their table output for the upcoming fair.
  • place 13:00 to 15:00 on 25/10/23 - Chatham 002
    Talk from Industry Professionals
    Students will have the option to attend a series of short talks from industry professionals, focused on marketing and promotion within self publishing.
  • place 09:00 to 17:00 on 24/11/23 - The Whitworth
    Bound Art Book Fair Day 1
    Participants will be required to set up their stall, then take shifts to run the table. Bound will be hosting a series of talks that can be participated in, alongside the range of other tables to explore.
  • place 09:00 to 17:00 on 25/11/23 - The Whitworth
    Bound Art Book Fair Day 2
    Participants will again be required take shifts to run the table, then organise deinstall.