Asylum Arts Small Grants Program

In this challenging moment, Asylum Arts has prioritized supporting its community through the creation of new grants. 

Through our Digital Creativity Grant we have supported 10 Jewishly-inspired innovative art projects that utilize the web and social media in unexpected ways.

Through the Sustaining Practice Grants, we gave 50 of our network members grants to allow them to continue their work during this incredibly challenging time.

We are continuing to support our artist community, and hope these funds and others will allow artists to strengthen their important role in society when so many of them have experienced significant loss to their incomes. 


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 182 artists in our five rounds of Small 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, Research and Travel, and Social Justice.  

Please check back in September 2020 to apply for our Small Grants.