The essential focus of the collection is on artists' books and the broader topics of the Book Arts: letterpress printing, fine binding, handpapermaking and paper decoration.

The Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence Program funds two working residencies for artists each academic year at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, in the fall and spring semesters. 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 for this honor. We accept applications from artists from all over the world.
Poet and artist Helen M. Salzberg established the Salzberg AIR Program in 2011. Income from this endowed fund enables artists working in the book arts to come to the Jaffe Center on a semester basis to work and teach at the center. While here, the artist will produce a creative project using JCBA studios and also teach a workshop for FAU students and the general public and mentor FAU students as his or her schedule allows. The Salzberg AIR Program gives our students the opportunity to work alongside highly talented and creative book artists.
The establishment of the program has involved a steep learning curve in the workings of endowments and annual spending allocations from those endowments. Unfortunately, due to poor market performance in 2015/2016, we have deemed it necessary to suspend the Salzberg AIR Program until sufficient funds can once again be built for the payment of resident artists' stipends. Fall 2016 Resident Artist Marie Marcano will be the last Salzberg Resident until the residency's operating account balance is sufficiently positive. Watch this page for news on resumption of the program. We will also make announcements via the JCBA News (email), as well as the Book Arts Discussion List, the Letterpress Discussion List, and the JCBA Facebook page. We thank you for your interest and look forward to the resumption of the Salzberg AIR program as soon as it is financially feasible!