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 190 artists through our various 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. In 2020, in response to the global pandemic, we created short-term grants programs to support digital projects and emergency financial assistance.
We are continuing to support our artist community as the cultural sector reopens, 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.
Our grants process is closed for 2021.