J.M. Kaplan Accepting Nominations of Illustrated Nonfiction Books for Alice Award

A program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, Furthermore supports the publication of nonfiction books focused on the arts, history, and the natural and built environment. 

The fund currently is accepting applications for the Alice Award, which was established in 2013 by Furthermore president Joan K. Davidson in honor of her mother, Alice Kaplan, an illustrated book collector who considered the illustrated book a work of art in and of itself as well as an essential document of a civilized society. The award is intended to buttress the kind of slow reading movement that recognizes and cherishes the lasting values of the well-made illustrated book and the special sense of intimacy such a book affords.

Through the program, an award of $25,000 will be given in recognition of a richly illustrated book that makes a valuable contribution to its field; books selected by the award jury for the short list will each receive $5,000. Books focused on the fine arts, the natural and built environments, and related public issues will be considered.

Organizations interested in nominating a book for consideration must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and have acted as a partner in the book’s production. Organizations may submit up to two books annually.

See the Furthermore website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Deadline: March 15, 2021