Hapais Council for the Culture and Arts
Through Hapais Council for the Culture and Arts, Mifal Hapais awards hundreds of grants each year to artists and creators and initiates a host of projects in the field.
Hapais Council for the Culture and Arts is proud to assist and to support in areas of art, artists, geographical regions and target audiences and various sectors that are not supported by the institutional bodies. The diversion of resources in these directions is designed to contribute to a rich diversity of activity and creativity placing an emphasis on quality and accessibility to target audiences residing outside the center.
The Ostrovsky Family Fund
From the first time he had resources, George Ostrovsky pursued ways to support his extended family and causes and institutions in Brazil, the US and in Israel. He was first active as a philanthropist in Israel prior to statehood and in 1972 decided to concentrate his efforts on establishing the Jerusalem Film Centre. The facility which includes a cinematheque and archive was also provided with operating, programming and collections resources.
In 1987, his granting entity became the Ostrovsky Family Fund (OFF) and shifted to a broader mission to encourage progressive arts initiatives. Institutional and individual projects, especially those related to independent, experimental and avant-garde shorts, features and documentaries and cinema preservation are a priority. Institutions and individuals in Brazil, USA and Israel are eligible for support but must be invited to apply. Proposals from invitees are considered throughout the year.
Outset Contemporary Art Fund
Outset Contemporary Art Fund is a philanthropic organisation dedicated to supporting new art by bringing private funding from its patrons, partners and trustees to public museums and art projects. Since its inception in 2003 the foundation has supported a range of projects at leading visual arts institutions, from exhibitions, education and residency programmes to publications and capital campaigns. Outset has chapters in England, Germany, India, Israel, the Netherlands, Greece, Scotland and Estonia.
Outset Israel aims to promote Israeli contemporary art projects destined for eventual donation to leading public collections and museums in Israel and beyond. Since its inception at Art TLV 08, Outset Israel and its patrons have sought to engage international art professionals with the growing talent pool of Israeli artists.
ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is committed to peaceful and enriching coexistence between people and cultures worldwide. We promote art and cultural exchange in exhibitions, dialogue and conference programs. As a competence centre for international cultural relations, ifa connects civil societies, cultural practices, art, media and science. We initiate, moderate and document discussions on international cultural relations.
The ifa has a global network and counts on long-term cooperation. It is supported by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the state of Baden-Württemberg and its capital Stuttgart.
‘Tarbut’ movement is an Israeli non-profit organization founded in 2006. ‘Tarbut’ brings groups of artists from all fields of art to live and work in peripheral towns and neighborhoods throughout Israel. These artists are committed to tackling Israel’s most pressing social issues, by using art and culture as a vehicle of self-empowerment and social change. We define ourselves as “social-artists”, whose mission is to create with and within the community and work where social-art is mostly needed- in the geo-social periphery of our country.
"Harishonim" High school Herzliya
The Mondriaan Fund is a publicly financed fund for visual art and cultural heritage. It supports innovative projects and activities by visual artists, intermediaries (curators and critics), museums and other heritage organizations, art institutions, archives, galleries and commissioning parties. All grants are awarded with a view to promoting the production and presentation of relevant Dutch visual art and heritage in the Netherlands and abroad, where a commercial market is (yet) undeveloped.
The interest-free loans of Fund are designed for creating and presenting new work. Square fund has a special focus on material experiments and the use of new and renewable materials.
Tohu* is an independent online art magazine based in Tel Aviv. Promoting clear and engaged writing on art and culture, Tohu is published in three languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and English. The magazine is edited by Leah Abirand Avi Lubin, as a platform for critical discourse on significant trends in contemporary art, emphasizing their local expressions.
Tohu seeks to create a meaningful and accessible corpus of art writing from Israel and outside of it, through a variety of positions, methods and agendas promoted by both local and international writers. Thus, Tohu is a vital power source for the contemporary art discourse in Israel, placing it within its regional and global contexts.
Tohu magazine is frequently updated with interviews, exhibition reviews and critique, as well as visual and textual essays. Whether commissioned or translated, the published essays deal with various issues in contemporary art and culture, framing them in political, geopolitical, and social contexts. Over time, the aggregated textual and visual material in Tohu is edited into distinct bodies of knowledge around specific subjects, highlighting essential phenomena in contemporary culture.
As an online magazine, Tohu’s network structure is paradigmatic to its editorial stance, which is based on relations and contacts with other magazines, institutions and individuals around the world, and promotes reader responses and conversations around the published materials.
*Tohu is a biblical Hebrew word meaning chaos and formlessness
“Shenkar – Engineering. Design. Art” has established itself as one of the leading colleges in Israel. Every year, Shenkar’s graduates find themselves in the forefront of research and the industry, exhibit their works, participate in competitions and win prestigious awards.
Combining faculties of engineering, design and art is the basis of this institution’s unique multidisciplinary academics, allowing students and professors to combine cutting-edge technologies with contemporary design and artistic concepts. Each faculty has its own character, yet maintains fruitful collaborations with the other faculties, exposing students to a variety of disciplines and different fields of knowledge.
Shenkar was founded in 1970 as the “College for Fashion and Textile Technology”, with the goal of qualifying skilled manpower for the Israeli industry, as well as providing it with advanced R&D services.
The Inspire Lab for Image Research
The Inspire Lab for Image Research was established in Shenkar in order to delve deeper into issues related to the interrelations between image and photo, and between technologies and interfaces and those who design and operate them. The lab is home to academics, scholars, artists, designers, engineers, industrialists and artists engaged in both theoretical and practical research.
Led by Oded Chai, Director of External and Continuing Studies and with academic consulting by Dr. Yanai Toister, Director of the Cultural Studies Program, and Dr. Amnon Dekel, Head of the Software Engineering Department, the lab supports research projects and academic publications on photography and offers a variety of courses and activities, international conferences and exhibitions.
The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts
The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Tel Aviv, was founded in 1970, under the name: “The Tel Aviv Literature and Art Foundation”. It was started by then Mayor of Tel Aviv, Mr. Yehoshua Rabinovich, after whom the Foundation was named following his death, Israel’s Minister of Education and Culture, Mr. Yigal Alon, and Mr. Aharon Becker, chairman of the Peretz Naftali Foundation.
Funds for the Foundation are provided by revenues on its basic capital, budgeting from the Tel aviv- Yafo Municipality, and support from the Ministry of Culture and Sport, the Israeli Film Council, Mifal HaPayis, and other sources.
Among other areas, the Foundation is active in literature, music, dance, plastic art, experimental theater, and cinema. It maintains a fund for artists in distress, named after late actor and comedian Dudu Dotan, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Sport and Mifal HaPayis, and, along with the Recanati Foundation, an experimental theater center, Matan, and the Cinema Project, that are supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Israeli Film Council. The Foundation is involved with many other projects and initiatives in every field of the arts.
The Lithuanian Culture Institute
The Lithuanian Culture Institute has been founded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. Its function is to promote Lithuanian culture abroad and to present Lithuania to the world through culture. Among other things the Lithuanian Culture Institute organizes and coordinates Lithuanian cultural programmes abroad, implements cooperative bilateral and multilateral exchanges as well as cultural programmes in Lithuania and abroad, works closely with and implements projects of the cultural attaches of the Republic of Lithuania in foreign countries. The mission of the Lithuanian Cultural Institute is to effectively and constructively represent Lithuanian professional art abroad.
Tectonics Festival curated by Ilan Volkov, brings together a wide range of artists from various musical disciplines to partner together for special shows.
Tmuna Theatre is a community theatre and performance place, featuring acts that veer towards the fringe and avant garde. The theatre was founded in 1987 by Nava Tzukerman, at first as a place for fringe productions of the ensemble of the theatre. Since 1999 the place has developed into a multidisciplinary centre for dance, music, literature and fine art as well. It exhibits annually more than 550 theatre shows, around 80 dance acts, 50 literature and poetry nights and over 270 music events.
The Department of New Music Studies Musrara
The Faculty of Arts offers a broad spectrum of programs and specializations for both undergraduate and post graduate degrees. The curricula stress that link between people and the social-cultural-educational fabric within which they act, while maintaining updated professionalism and relevance. The Faculty is cultivating a new generation of artists, writers and educators who lead their fields. Faculty staff members are selected with great care from among the best in the country, offering students personal attention and a unique learning experience.
The Faculty of Arts is the place where a new generation of artists and educators who excel in their fields can grow, our programs offer unmediated experience of a wide variety of creative platforms that lead them along the continuum from tradition to modernity.
The Center for Contemporary Art
The Center for Contemporary Art is Israel’s foremost institution for the commissioning and presentation of experimental contemporary art, and as such is a vibrant place of inspiration, provocation, and reflection. Situated in the heart of Tel Aviv, the CCA is a registered nonprofit organization that produces four to six unique large-scale exhibitions annually, often focusing on time-based or site-specific practices by outstanding local and international artists. Along with exhibitions, the CCA organizes a wide variety of public programming, including panels, screenings, artist talks, and performances that challenge perceived notions and stimulate debate, experimentation, and engagement.
The CCA is housed in a municipal building that contains two exhibition spaces and an auditorium in its approximately 300 square meter facilities. These spaces often come to life through solo exhibitions, and have housed the work of major international artists who have not shown in Israel before, including Marina Abramovic, Sharon Lockhart, Gary Hill, Rosa Barba, and Christian Jankowski. Many important Israeli artists have had their first institutional solo exhibitions at the CCA, including Yael Bartana, Guy Ben Ner, Roee Rosen, Nir Evron, Michal Helfman, and Nira Pereg. Most exhibitions are accompanied by catalogues with commissioned texts that contextualize these artists’ practices and further the discussions they spur among Israeli and international audiences.
The Arts and Culture Division of the Austrian Federal Chancellery promotes contemporary art in Austria as well as Austrian artists abroad and is responsible for the federal funding programes for all segments of contemporary art. Amongst others the Federal Chancellery offers residencies for Austrian based artists in currently seventeen foreign studios (among these the Artists Residence Herzliya) from three to six months. Each year, the Federal Chancellery sends around 50 artists abroad to discover and expand the artistic situation on site and their own work in a foreign environment. Around 800 Austrian artists have worked at a studio provided by the Federal Chancellery abroad since the 1970s. Many of them are well known – artists who represented Austria at the Venice Biennale, documenta or other renowned exhibitions of contemporary art, who pass on their experiences and know-how to the next generation at national and international art universities and who succeed in the global art market.