Too Tired Press

Applicant Name

Kelly Burgess

Applicant Organization

Too Tired Project

Phone Number

8608491198

Mailing Address

PO Box 221

Woodstock

VT

05091

Organization Website

Grant Request Summary

Established in 2020, Too Tired Press is an independent photography book press located in Woodstock, VT. Too Tired Press focuses on fostering collaborative and equitable relationships between artists and publishing. We specialize in limited edition photo books, zines, and art prints.

The publishing model of Too Tired Press comes as a response to traditional art book publishing where it is expected that the artist outlays thousands of dollars upfront just to get their project off the ground - we focus on transparency about the cost of publishing a photo book, work with artists to match them with printers that fit their budgetary needs, offer pre-sales to help take lessen the financial burden of publishing, all while splitting the sales of the books equally. Artists who publish with Too Tired Press gain access to our experience with publishing, design, sequencing, as well as retaining the rights to their work during the duration of their contract. We believe in using our platform and experience as a way to support artists while bringing their projects to life as a physical object. Our grant request would be use to fully fund publishing projects by artists from marginalized communities - this would allow artists who would not traditionally be able to afford publishing to publish and distribute their work through TTP.

Project Budget

$15,000 - $19,999

Desired Grant Amount

$10,000 - $14,999

Other Funding Sources

TTP has received a grant from PicFair and we have several other applications in for grant funding.

Project Timeframe

Through the course of 2022.

How will this project benefit the economic and community development of Woodstock?

As Too Tired Project/Press gains more worldwide popularity (we currently have almost 18k followers on instagram and receive submissions from around the world), we are hoping to have more of a footprint in Woodstock since we are based here. This includes partnering with local businesses (we currently sell our publications at Yankee Bookshop), holding book signings and artist talks, and holding exhibitions in downtown Woodstock.

Which EDC Working Grouop Objectives does your project best support?

Marketing (Marketing Woodstock to attract more visitors and permanent residents), Events (Supporting the growth of events for visitors and the community)

Other Objectives

Project Collaborations

n/a

Additional Comments

Thank you for your time and consideration!