Thursday, September 15, 2011

Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence Program

Deadline: November 7, 2011 by 4:00 PM (RECEIVE)

Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence Program
Spring Semester 2012
Jaffe Center for Book Arts

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
January 7, 2012 through May 4, 2012

Florida Atlantic University proudly announces the Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence Program in coordination with the Jaffe Center for Book Arts for Spring Semester 2012. JCBA is located at Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library. The center revolves around a core collection of artists' books and its educational mission focuses on all aspects of the book arts, including hand papermaking and paper decoration, letterpress printing and alternative print techniques, and bookbinding in its traditional form as well as contemporary book structures.

Income from this endowed fund, established in 2011 by poet and artist Helen M. Salzberg, will enable 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. We are excited about the opportunity for our students to work alongside highly talented and creative book artists.

Two residencies will be awarded each academic year: one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. The Artist in Residence (AIR) selected each semester will get his or her own office at JCBA and full use of the JCBA studios (papermaking, letterpress and book studios). The artist's residency will last for 12 weeks, though shorter or longer residencies may be accommodated as needed. In the application process, if an artist has a particularly ambitious creative project in mind, the artist may apply for a residency that would encompass two semesters. Should the two-semester residency be awarded in this case, the artist would be expected to teach one workshop in each semester.

The AIR will receive a stipend of $5,000 for the semester. The artist is responsible for transportation, housing, parking, meals and materials for his or her creative project. JCBA will provide materials for workshops.

The residency for the Spring Semester 2012 is expected to take place within the period of January 7, 2012 through May 4, 2012.

The AIR is expected to complete a Creative Project while in residency at JCBA. We are open to all Creative Project ideas, but the project should include some aspect of the book arts. A limited edition 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 AIR will teach a workshop, and depending on the nature of the workshop, it may be one that meets for one or two intensive days or it may be one that meets over the course of the semester. 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.

JCBA studios will be open and available for the AIR's use and for the workshop taught by the AIR. (The list of available equipment in each studio is availaible on the website.)

Artists who wish to compete for consideration for this prestigious opportunity must submit their application and support materials for review by a JCBA panel comprised of book artists and book arts enthusiasts. Your application packet must be submitted via post or delivered in person to JCBA and should include the following:

1. Completed application, or suitable cover letter that supplies the same information requested on the pdf.
2. Brief narrative of the creative project you envision.
3. Brief narrative of the workshop you would like to teach.
4. Current resume.
5. Any support materials you care to include: we welcome images of your work, sketches for the creative project, video... be creative and have fun.

All applications will be weighed equally by our panel.

Download prospectus:

Visit website for additional details:

The Arthur & Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Wimberly Library, Room 350/ 3rd floor east
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Telephone: 561.297.0226.