The Akin Collective Team is excited to announce the launch of our newest initiative for our studio members: The Akin Library! This volunteer-led and donation-based collection of books will be housed at Akin Dupont in studio 204 and will feature print materials created by our members as well as a variety of art-related publications donated by members including zines and artist books, exhibition catalogs, artist biographies, how-to books and more.
Join us is on March 13 from 7-9pm at Akin Dupont - 1485 Dupont St in Studio 204 to celebrate the launch of the library at our Skillshare for Creative Professionals: Books We Love. Attendance is free but space is limited, please register to attend at www.universe.com/bookshare
The Akin Library will be open for all members of the Akin Dupont studios and all Akin Collective Shared Members during regular studio hours. Akin Collective members from our Lansdowne, Dufferin and Sunrise Studios will be able to view the library collection at appointed times throughout the month. Books can be borrowed for up to one month at no cost.
We are happy to accept book donations at any time for the collection. Donations can be dropped off in the drop-box at the library or you can email us to make other arrangements or bring your donations to the Skillshare! We especially encourage members to donate books they have created!
We are also seeking volunteer librarians to help manage the library. If you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Volunteer librarians must be Akin Collective studio members.
We hope this library will evolve and grow over time and contribute to enriching the lives and creative practices of our studio members. We would like to thank Mark Buck of Akin Dupont for his help in launching the library.