Expanded grants program:
now accepting applications

Artis

February 23, 2015

Application deadline: May 1, 2015 

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Artis is pleased to announce its 2015 program of grants for artists, curators and organizations, totaling 250,000 USD towards the advancement of art from Israel. 

The Artis grant program has expanded to four core grants that emphasize innovation, experimentation, cultural exchange, and artistic excellence in accordance with Artis’ core values. In the past decade, Artis has awarded over 1,000,000 USD in grants to 60 organizations in 16 countries to support international exhibitions and projects that advance innovative thinking about contemporary visual art from Israel. Beginning in the spring of 2015, Artis will distribute 250,000 USD annually to artists, curators, and non-profit organizations worldwide through four core grants: 

Exhibition grants
Exhibition Grants provide support for non-profit organizations presenting exhibitions that include artists from Israel or that advance innovative curatorial thinking about contemporary art from Israel. Grants are awarded on a project basis to non-profit organizations of any size. Artis prioritizes high impact solo or group projects that reach audiences outside of Israel and contribute to an international discourse around art from Israel. 

Letter of interest due May 1 for exhibitions taking place October 1, 2015–June 30, 2016.


Artist project grants
Project grants provide support for projects by artists who live in Israel. Through this new grant, Artis commits to substantially and continuously making resources available to support the creation, development, and production of new works by artists at pivotal moments in their careers. Artists might apply funding towards production costs, travel expenses related to research or other expenses related to an artistic project in development. Grants are awarded directly to artists.

Letter of interest due by May 1 for projects taking place October 1, 2015–June 30, 2016.


Travel & research grants
Travel & research grants provide support for leading international artists, curators and writers to travel to Israel to pursue research. Through this new grant, Artis aims to expand cultural exchange between practitioners in Israel and their international peers, to provide opportunities for international professionals to explore the field in Israel, and to generate opportunities for the development of future projects, research, and exchange. Grants are awarded directly to artists, curators and writers. 

Letter of interest due by May 1 for travel and research taking place October 1, 2015–June 30, 2016.


Scholarship fund
Since 2004, Artis has supported students enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at Columbia University. Scholarships are awarded annually to visual artists from Israel enrolled in the program. Artis’s relationship with these students extends beyond the traditional scholarship funding model, offering financial support alongside art world introductions, press and promotional opportunities, as well as public lectures and community-building events. Alumni include Naama Tsabar (’10), Einat Amir (’09), Gilad Ratman (’09), Rona Yefman (’09), Tamy Ben-Tor (’06), Ohad Meromi (’04), Mika Rottenberg (’04), and Guy Ben Ner (’03). The Artis scholarship fund is only open to successful applicants to the Master of Fine Arts program at Columbia University.


About Artis
Artis is an independent non-profit organization that actively engages in shaping global dialogue around, and in recognition of, contemporary visual art from Israel. Since 2007, the Artis Grant Program has demonstrated significant support for international exhibitions and projects that advance innovative thinking about contemporary visual art from Israel. Artis supports artists, curators and projects—regardless of religion, race or ethnicity—that take creative and intellectual risks, and/or address important social challenges through creative practice. Artis supports freedom of speech and freedom of expression for all people. 

For more information, please visit the Artis website or email grants [​at​] artiscontemporary.org.