Asylum Arts Small Grants Program

We support Asylum Arts network artists in creative projects that explore Jewish and Israeli ideas, themes, history, and identity. We hope audiences will engage with their work and ultimately start global conversations. Our grants support artistic careers, ensure diverse activity across geography, and strengthen the network of Asylum Arts participants. We only give grants to artists who have previously attended one of our retreats.

We have given out grants to 104 artists in our three rounds of grants. Supported projects approach Jewish and Israeli culture from a variety of perspectives. The projects span diverse disciplines, geographical contexts and thematic elements. Grants of up to $3,000 were given in the following categories: Collaboration with Asylum Arts Network Participants, Creation and Presentation of New Work, and Research and Travel.

Our grants process is currently open for Asylum Arts alumni only. Application forms were sent out to alumni on September 11, 2017, and will be due on October 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their status in mid-November 2017, with disbursements in mid-December 2017.

If you are an Asylum Alumni and would like access to the application, please email us at