It’s about to leave your legacy at a global art library. We are more than just a project. We are a slice of global creativity. We are an inside look at what people are thinking. We are an archive, a library, a source for endless inspiration.
Participants of the project order blank sketchbooks, choose a theme, fill them up and connect their books online with search terms, an artist bio and other unique content. And every single sketchbook that is sent back to Brooklyn Art Library is cataloged and placed on their shelves for visitors to view.
The session of The Sketchbook Project Vol. 17: buy sketchbook by November 14th, 2020 and return it by February 15th, 2021. You can buy the next Vol. 18 starting November 15th, 2020. You can choose between standard sketchbook or digitized one. Clicks to the SHOP and the DIGITAL LIBRARY.
Brooklyn Art Library is a home to the world’s largest artist collection of sketchbooks. It is 501c3 nonprofit organization that has been completely funded by participation since fourteen years ago. By buying a sketchbook, you are helping them to fulfill their mission of encouraging creative storytelling within a global community by keeping their physical library space free and open to the public, their digital library accessible worldwide, and making their collection as accessible as possible to people of all ages and skill levels through robust education programming.
They also have limited edition of The Sketchbook Project, it is called The Memoir Project which brings together a collective of people who want to share their stories, reflect and record both their personal histories and the history of the world around them. Click here to learn more.
According to Brooklyn Art Library team, visiting their library is a practice in accepting randomness. They encourage you to let the process happen and see what you discover. Oftentimes visitors will be surprised by the most unassuming books, the ones with blank covers and original binding. There are thousands of stories created by people from all over the world, all with something unique to share.
How did it start? When Steven Peterman was 20 years old, with his friend Shane, they founded The Sketchbook Project in 2006. Since 2012, he has run the project with my wife and a rotating room of amazing employees and friends. Now with over 50,000 sketchbooks from 30,000 different global creative people, the project has grown over the past 14 years to be the largest collection of sketchbooks in the world.
For 14 years Peterman has been fighting with people about the merits for paying for this project, explaining the benefits, helping people to understand that they are not just paying for a blank book. To see inside The Sketchbook Project, to really see it, is to see a one of a kind, unique archive of what people are really thinking.
You can participate in this project, volunteer your time, or make future tax deductible donations to Brooklyn Art Library.
For more information about The Sketchbook Project and Brooklyn Art Library:
Source: THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT – VOLUME 17 LEAVE YOUR LEGACY AT A GLOBAL ART LIBRARY — Brooklyn Art Library — A LIBRARY OF SKETCHBOOKS BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY A FREE MUSEUM WHERE YOU CAN TOUCH THE ART — Mission of Brooklyn Art Library.