Salzberg Artist in Residency

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is pleased to announce that we are once again accepting applications for JCBA’s Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence Program. Artists working in the book arts (and other media, too, as long as the creative project can be thought of as book arts related) are encouraged to apply. Poet and artist Helen M. Salzberg established the Salzberg Residency in 2011 to encourage artists from all over the world to come to JCBA to be inspired and to inspire.


Salzberg Resident responsibilities:
• Complete a creative project, preferably within a year.
• Spend at least 30 days in residence at JCBA. The 30 days may be in one visit or over the course of multiple visits.
• Teach an in-house workshop or a virtual workshop through the JCBA Zoom platform during the course of the residency.


The Salzberg Resident receives a stipend of $8,000 (paid in two installments: $4,000 at the beginning of the residency; $4,000 upon completion). The Salzberg Resident is responsible for all expenses related to their creative project, including travel and accommodations.


Anyone, anywhere, with the exception of students and employees of Florida Atlantic University.


The Salzberg Resident is expected to complete a Creative Project as a product of the residency. If the Creative Project is a one-of-a-kind artists’ book, the book will be given to JCBA for addition to the Jaffe Collection. If the project is an editioned one, one copy of the project will be given to JCBA for addition to the Jaffe Collection. We are open to all Creative Project ideas, but the project should include some aspect of the book arts. A book is a logical Creative Project, but we will gladly consider other projects that somehow incorporate paper or print or creative approaches to the book arts. We have a very broad definition of the Book at JCBA, and we welcome each artist's unique approach and perspective. If you think there's a connection, there probably is.


The Salzberg Resident will teach an in-house workshop here at JCBA or a virtual workshop through the JCBA Zoom platform. The workshop would most likely be one that covers some aspect of the book arts in handmade paper, paper decoration, print or binding, but again, we are open to other concepts, too.


Please include:
• Completed application (download and print PDF here at our website)
• Brief narrative of the creative project you envision
• Brief narrative of the workshop you plan to teach
• Current resume
• Any support materials you care to include (images, sketches, dummies, video, audio––support materials will not be returned)

Applications will be weighed equally by our panel, comprised of John Cutrone (Director, Jaffe Center for Book Arts), Victoria Thur (Head of Special Collections, FAU Libraries), and Jeanne Jaffe (Coordinator of International Programs, Jaffe Center for Book Arts). Your completed application packet must be sent via post to:

Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence Program
Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Libraries
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431


Applications for this residency round must be postmarked by Monday, August 5, 2024. You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application once your application is received at the JCBA desk. Our goal is for the panel to make its decision for the awarding of this Salzberg Residency by September 30, 2024.

Florida Atlantic University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access employer. Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3058. (TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771)

Helen M Salzburg, Arthur Jaffe, FAU Libraries

Helen Salzberg with Arthur Jaffe, circa 2014