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The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project is an annual traveling library of artists’ journals from around the world. Participants sign up online to receive a blank sketchbook, then fill it with artwork and mail it back. The results are cataloged in the Brooklyn Art Library’s permanent collection, displayed online and exhibited at galleries from Chicago to Melbourne. Produced by the Brooklyn-based Art House Co-op, the Project unites creative people from all walks of life in a shared artistic experience, then takes it on the road.

This year’s collection of 10,000 books from six continents is on tour now, while the 2012 Project is currently open to new participants. Heads up to sketchers in Canada, Australia and the UK — the library is headed your way next year on the 2012 World Tour.

Want in? Lost at E Minor has partnered with the Sketchbook Project to offer up to five readers the opportunity to participate for free. Just tweet @arthouse with an answer to this question: ‘Why do you sketch?’ and tag it #WhyISketch. Winners will be notified via Twitter, profiled online, and sent a 2012 Sketchbook Project entry package in the mail. Happy sketching!