The Sketchbook Project offers other Challenges, from free weekly creative prompts to medium-specific swaps and exchanges. Get some inspiration to create and check out some of our past and current projects below. You’ll see the projects that you can currently join towards the top of the page. If you’re a business interested in sponsoring a free project, get in touch!
The Sketchbook Project 2018
Sign up, receive a blank sketchbook, fill it up and submit it to become part of the world's largest collection of sketchbooks. Your book will become part of Brooklyn Art Library's permanent collection and travel as part…
Pen Pal Painting Exchange - Self Portrait
With the Pen Pal Painting Exchange, you'll create a painting using the theme Self Portrait. Once finished, you'll send your painting to us and we will swap it with the completed work of another artist. Your Painting Pen…
Share your work internationally, build your personal art collection, and network with artists from around the world with our latest Print Exchange! To participate, simply register online and create an edition of eleven…
The Great American Sketching Swap
We are hitting the road for a cross-country adventure! Join us and Faber-Castell as we travel coast to coast bringing the good gospel of sketchbooks with us. Our Mobile Library is full of stories, sketches, photographs,…
Lighting Bolts Under The Night Sky
Create 11 prints, receive 10 prints from artists all over the globe! INTRODUCING our Winter Print Exchange. Create 11 5x7 prints on the theme 'Lightning Bolts Under The Night Sky' and send them back to us. We will swap…
Fiction Project 2015
With our latest installment of The Fiction Project, we're challenging writers near and far to fill each page with "A Message From a Future Self."
Pen a memoir from the perspective of your future alter ego, craft an…
2015 Print Exchange - Greetings From A Distant Land
Create 11 prints, receive 10 prints from artists all over the globe! INTRODUCING our 2015 Print Exchange. Create 11 5x7 prints on the theme 'Greetings From A Distant Land' and send them back to us. We will swap 10 of…
The Lost Love Project
Fate has a way of connecting us through the times. Whether its time, oceans or lands between us. Lost love will always find a way. Inspired by the unconventional story of lost love and wanderlust, we have partnered with…
The Print Exchange - Just a Second
Twice a year, we invite 500 printmakers to join our worldwide print exchange. This time the theme is "Just a second..." Each participant will create an edition of twelve prints to submit and will receive ten unique…
For this week's challenge, we're asking you to document a snippet of your daily commute, e.g. draw, photograph or write.Sign up and use hashtag #CAmycommute when sharing what you made. You can upload your submission…
The "Dreadful" Project
With The “Dreadful” Project, we invite you to set your nightmares to paper. Sign up and we’ll mail you the official “Dreadful” Project card, to sketch and narrate a little piece of your own horror tale, inspired by the…
The Print Exchange 2014
We invite 500 printmakers to join our annual worldwide print exchange. This years theme is "Let This Be a Sign..." Each participant will create an edition of twelve prints to submit and will receive ten unique prints…
The Ampersand Project
Through hundreds of works of art, The Ampersand Project will explore the ways each of us can interpret something as direct as a written symbol like the humble ampersand (&).
Being that "&" means "and," we feel like…
Fiction Project 2013
In Fiction Project, we're focusing on a specific genre of The Sketchbook Project collection by encouraging amazing story tellers to fill up a book with a work of fiction. Works of fiction inspire us by being grown from…
Verse on Paper
We're opening up this project to only 100 participants with the challenge to create books of poetry that not only contain beautiful and expressive words, but might also transform their physical book into a unique poetic…
The Sketchbook Project 2014
Together, thousands of creative people from around the world are forming a traveling library of artists' books.