Asylum Arts, in collaboration with the American Jewish University’s Institute for Jewish Creativity co presented Reciprocity, a Los Angeles Jewish Artist Retreat. Reciprocity created a network for community development and strengthened the local cultural ecosystem. The inaugural retreat took place November 15-17, 2015. During this intensive three-day program, thirty Los Angeles based multi-disciplinary emerging Jewish artists learned from local professionals, community leaders, Jewish educators, and from one another.
Reciprocity was an invitation-only program that aimed to empower artists to explore collaboration and innovative ways in order to build an integrated artist community and facilitate a nuanced conversation about Los Angeles’ unique culture and identity. We foster an artist community founded on reciprocity, collaboration and inclusivity to build the Los Angeles Jewish cultural landscape.
The program did not end at the conclusion of the retreat. After the retreat, each artist benefits from IJC facilitated community-based opportunities and becomes part of a global network of artists.
The Institute for Jewish Creativity (IJC) is a proud project of American Jewish University (AJU). The IJC encourages artistic contributions to create an authentic, thriving American Jewish culture. AJU’s core values are learning and scholarship, culture, ethics, leadership, and peoplehood. For almost 70 years AJU has served as a thriving center and resource for individuals to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity. AJU is one of the largest and most innovative Jewish institutions in the country. The Institute for Jewish Creativity is made possible through a generous Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, and with additional support from Naomi and Jeffrey Caspe.