Artis Announces 2012 Grant Program for Exhibitions and Professional Development

Artis Announces 2012 Grant Program for Exhibitions and Professional Development


January 19, 2012

Artis, an independent nonprofit that supports and promotes contemporary visual artists from Israel internationally, is pleased to announce a call for applications for 2012 Exhibition and Professional Development Grants. Established in 2007, the program’s aim is to further cultural exchange, dialogue and access to contemporary art from Israel.

Exhibition Grants
Exhibition Grants are awarded for exhibitions of work by artists from Israel. Priority is given to high impact, high visibility solo or group exhibitions that reach broad audiences outside of Israel, as well as projects initiated by Artis Curatorial Research Trip alumni. International institutions, independent curators, and artists are invited to apply.

Professional Development Grants
A new category, Professional Development Grants are now available to contemporary visual arts professionals from Israel including directors, curators, and administrators.

Artis awards 100,000 USD annually, with an average grant of 2,500 USD. Please refer to the Artis Program page for guidelines and application. 2012 applications are due April 11 and October 10.

Past Grant Recipients Include:
Art in General, New York; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; The Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles; Independent Curators International, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Manifesta; Mass MoCA, North Adams; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Participant Inc., New York; Performa, New York; MoMA/PS1, New York; Recess, New York; Visual Arts Program, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York; The Venice Biennale, Venice; The Vera List Center for Arts and Politics, New School University, New York; X-Initiative, New York; Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw.

Artists & Curators
Einat Amir; Maayan Amir & Ruti Sela; Guy Ben Ari; Shai Azoulay; Yael Bartana; Guy Ben Ner; Deville Cohen; Keren Cytter; Tamar Ettun; Omer Fast; Dani Gal; Dor Guez; Sigalit Landau; Ohad Meromi; Aharon Ozery; Doron Rabina; Gilad Ratman; Roee Rosen; Lior Shvil; Joshua Simon; Jonathan Torgovnik; Naama Tsabar; Penny Hes Yassour; Rona Yefman.

About Artis
Artis supports and promotes contemporary visual artists from Israel internationally. We advance opportunities for cultural understanding and dialogue through artist commissions, talks and events; exhibition and professional development grants; research trips to Israel for arts professionals and collectors; professional development programs; and our online resource, Recognizing the complexities of national identity, our programs support outstanding and diverse artists and art professionals who have lived or worked in Israel. Artis believes in the power of art to foster dialogue, inspire individuals, and mobilize social change. Founded in 2004, Artis is an independent nonprofit based in New York with activities in Los Angeles and Tel Aviv, funded by the generosity of foundations and individuals.

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