XYZ Books is much more than just a bookshop, it is also a publishing house and an artistic research center for artistic publications.  

XYZ Books Residency Program

a ilha in collaboration with XYZ Books invites professional and emerging artists to apply for the XYZ Books Artist-in-Residency program focused on artistic development of international image-based artists and editors interested in book making.


The residency is specially designed for artists to engage with the specific visual medium of photography books and to provide them with stimulating artistic environment for their professional development. This unique program represents a combination of a residency and a educational program in order to gain deeper knowledge in the field of photography books with regard to the wide spectrum of the medium of photography as well as aspects of self-publishing and technical aspects on how to transform an image-based project into a book. The program includes professional mentorship by XYZ Books editors and external invited guests providing project and technical assistance in order to help the artists gradually and systematically manage the process and various stages of creating an artbook, from acquiring editing and prepress skills towards the production of the final artbook dummy (an artbook prototype). 


The purpose of the residency is to provide artists with creative and inspiring environment with their own working place in our shared and co-working studio where they can develop new ideas and broaden their artistic curriculum.


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XYZ Books Residency Program