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Curatorial Seminar

Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Artists and Cultural
Professionals to Participate in a Cultural Seminar In Israel

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Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International museum professionals, artists, writers, and curators to participate in a week-long program exploring art and culture in Israel. The program is designed to bring together members of the international art community to inquire and learn about cultural developments in Israel, and to further inspire new initiatives and projects.

Since 2007, Artis has hosted hundreds of curators, museum professionals, and writers from around the world on group and independent Curatorial Seminars in Israel. This program facilitates the exploration of cultural developments in Israel and provides a platform for inquiry, projects, and initiatives to emerge. The week-long intensive itinerary includes visits to museums, alternative spaces, collections, and studios and discussions with leading artists, curators, historians and influential thinkers.

Ideal candidates are critical thinkers, well-versed in contemporary art internationally and in their own communities, and interested in engaging thoughtfully in conversations and inquiries into a variety of related topics.

For the duration of the week-long program, Artis organizes and funds hotel accommodations, two group meals per day (lunch and dinner; breakfast is included at the hotel), and travel within Israel as per the itinerary.

Artis has a small annual budget to reimburse participants who cannot afford to cover the full cost of airfare. This budget is primarily dedicated to supporting independent curators or writers who do not have institutional travel budgets.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183151

Number of Grants:

The program includes 6-12 participants.

Term of Contract:

The program takes place twice per year, generally in January and June.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates are generally independent and institutional curators, art historians, writers, artists, or others working in the cultural sector who demonstrate interest in learning about contemporary art from Israel. The program is open by application to anyone who is a cultural practitioner. The program includes participants from all over the world.

Attendee costs associated with the Curatorial Seminar include transport to and from airports at departure city and at Ben Gurion airport; meals or transport not associated with the itinerary; and costs associated with medical care or airfare. Travel insurance is also mandatory.

Pre-Application Information:

Aris is accepting applications from November 6, 2018-January 1, 2019 for June 2019 and January 2020 trips.

During the application process, prospective participants are asked to indicate whether or not they need financial assistance to support their travel expenses. All travel support is issued once the program is complete as a reimbursement.

Applicants will be notified of the status of their application and may be contacted to schedule a follow-up interview via phone, Skype, or in person in New York.

Israel allows for passport holders from more than 90 countries to enter the country without a Visa. Please refer to the list in the link below to confirm whether or not you’ll need to obtain a Visa to join the Curatorial Seminar.

Applicants who were not invited to participate in a Curatorial Seminar may re-apply the following year.

Curatorial Seminar FAQ:

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Please write to with any questions about the Curatorial Seminar in Israel program. Do not write directly to staff, and no phone calls will be accepted.

PO Box 979
New York, NY 10013
+1 (212) 285-0960

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