In collaboration with Artport and Artis, Asylum Arts held the Artist Career Development Program (ACDP) in Tel Aviv, for 38 emerging Israeli visual artists. This training program was the first of its kind, working with both local and international experts to prepare Israeli artists to work on the international contemporary art stage.
ACDP is an invitation-only program that aims to empower artists with professional skills necessary for building professional capacity and awareness of the different aspects of the business of being an artist. ACDP focused on helping the artists develop a concrete vision of what they wanted the future of their career to look like, and devising a practical plan to achieve their goals. Artists were coached on developing a public presentation in English about their work, which were delivered to an audience of their peers, international curators from the Artis network, as well as many other stakeholders and special invited guests. ACDP also focused on financial issues, including financial management, budgeting, and individual fundraising as well as how to widen the artists’ spheres of influence.