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.
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
This course of study is for those who wish to be artists and professionals in the field, those who want to enrich their own musical knowledge or for those who seek to expand their practical skills in both new and traditional ways. No prior knowledge is required, but priority is given to those with basic musical experience, whether technical or creative.
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.
The Israeli Center for Digital Art
The Israeli Center for Digital Art creates a contact point between art, society, and technology. It examines the boundaries and the interrelationships between these domains – and reformulates them. It is a non-profit organization and is supported by the Municipality of Holon. As a space for public art, it constantly questions the place of art institutions in the society in which they act, and tirelessly examines the linkage between art and society, and the political and social issues emerging from the encounter between them.
Austrian cultural forum
The Austrian Cultural Forum Tel Aviv serves as a platform for cultural, artistic and scientific exchange and is dedicated to a wide range of activities such as music, literature and film, architecture, painting and photography. In addition, the enhancement of contacts with universities and research institutions, also in the framework of individual projects, is the second major task. Our work focuses on the implementation and support of cultural and scientific projects in collaboration with local partners and institutions. In this context, emphasis is given to Austria’s cultural heritage and to a modern, open-minded and multi-layered image of Austria. We also strive to contribute to a positive development of cultural ties through cultural and scientific cooperation.
The Austrian Cultural Forum aims at addressing and involving both the older and the younger generation and at combining tradition with innovation. It supports Austrian artists – young performers as well as experienced professionals – and organizes a variety of events. A particular focus of our work is to bring Austrian culture closer to the public. A vibrant network of local partners as well as the increasing involvement and usage of social media is crucial to achieve this objective.
This flyer is meant to inform about our activities and to enhance interest for Austrian culture in general. We very much hope to see you soon at one of our various events.
Petach Tikva Museum of Art
Petach Tikva Museum of Art is a museum of contemporary art, featuring works by Israeli and international artists in diverse media: painting, sculpture, photography, video, film, architecture, installation, and performance.
The museum strives to foster young artists while offering a platform for seasoned artists who have not received museum exposure. The exhibitions staged at the Museum address a wide spectrum of themes from the Israeli cultural sphere, alongside universal issues pertaining to global society in the contemporary era, while promoting innovative approaches to the museum space and the breaching of traditional conventions and boundaries between different artistic mediums and their modes of presentation. These approaches are at the core of the curatorial line set by the museum’s director and chief curator, Drorit Gur Arie, with the aim of leading, rather than merely reflecting, occurrences in the Israeli art scene.
Nissan Nativ Acting Studio
The “Nissan Nativ Acting Studio”, was founded in 1963 by Nissan Nativ. Deeply influenced by Étienne Decroux, he made up his mind to educate for the theatre in the west European way rather than the east European way that was appreciated in Israel that time.
Through the years, the Studio has become the leading school in Israel for performing arts.
The Studio aspires to create an infrastructure for the theater that is the spokesperson of reality, and that at the same time is not afraid to criticize and challenge it. The Studio’s activities function in the here and now – from the heart of Israeli creativity – while delving deep into international sources of culture that are no less important than our own.
Print Screen Festival
Print Screen is Israel’s International Digital Arts and Culture Festival.
Just as the “PrintScreen” function captures a screenshot of your computer, the festival captures a contemporary screenshot of life in the epoch of new media. The festival draws together artists, technologists and digital culture researchers for four days of programming at the Holon Mediatheque in Holon, Israel. Print Screen includes a wide variety of films, contextual programming, interactive presentations, master classes with international artists, workshops, lectures and panel discussions.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a municipal museum, one of Israel’s leading artistic and cultural institutions. The museum comprises various departments: The Department of Israeli Art, which holds a comprehensive collection of local art from the beginning of the 20th century to the present; the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, which encompasses international works from the mid-19th century to the present; the Department of Prints and Drawings; the Department of Photography; the Department of Architecture and Design; and the Old Masters Department, with art from the 16th to the 19th century.
In addition to its extensive program of permanent and changing exhibitions, the museum offers a vibrant selection of programs and activities for adults, youth and children: concerts, classes, lectures, guided tours, workshops, and more.
The museum was envisioned and founded in 1932 by the first Mayor of Tel Aviv, Meir Dizengoff, in his private home on Rothschild Boulevard. Since then, it has changed locations and developed significantly. The museum’s collection, which originally comprised only a few dozen items, has grown steadily – in great part through generous donations by collectors and artists, and thanks to the dedication and support of the museum’s local and international committees and friends.
The museum is currently situated in three main buildings: The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, built in the heart of the city in 1959, was the museum’s abode for twelve years and today showcases mainly temporary exhibitions; the Main Building on Shaul Hamelech Boulevard, which opened in 1971; and adjacent to it, the new Herta and Paul Amir Building, inaugurated in the Fall of 2011, which doubled the museum’s exhibition space. Designed by American architect Preston Scott Cohen, this innovative building is an international landmark at the center of Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural capital. The museum’s extended exhibition space also includes the Lola Beer Ebner Sculpture Garden, and Nata’s Garden. The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Art Education Center, operating from its own building since 1988 and offering a wide variety of art workshops, is also an integral part of the museum.
Art Cube Artists' Studios
Art Cube Artists’ Studios complex in Talpiot is a center for contemporary culture which offers a rich and inspiring work environment for visual artists. The complex is comprised of subsidized studio spaces for Jerusalem-based artists, a gallery which holds temporary exhibitions, curatorial visits and public lectures, as well as an international residency program that includes collaborations with Israeli and international art institutions. In addition to these activities, the Art Cube Artists’ Studios also houses Manofim –Contemporary Art in Jerusalem and the online magazine Harama
The Art Cube Artists’ Studios was established in 1982 by the Jerusalem Foundation. It was the first Israeli art institution to offer artists a subsidized work space for an extensive period of time, in the aim of fostering artistic practice in Jerusalem. The complex includes 15 studios for professional artists from all fields of visual art. The artists, who are selected by an artistic committee, can work in the complex for a period of up to five years. Over the years, the Studios hosted some of the best artists working in Israel, including Larry Abramson, Asaf Ben Zvi, Amnon Ben Ami, Avi Sabach, Masha Zusman, Etti Abergel, Shai Azoulay and more.
Parasite is an innovative work model of artist representation and management that is based on shifting paradigms in the contemporary art field. Founded in 2010 in Tel Aviv by Diana Dallal, this model consists of an infrastructure of professional representation and an unorthodox and elastic approach towards exhibit and display.