Overview – Artis


Artis is an independent nonprofit organization that broadens international awareness and understanding of contemporary visual art from Israel.


We strive to cultivate a global network of resources that advance opportunities for contemporary artists.


Founded in 2004 by collector and philanthropist Rivka Saker, Artis (pronounced ahr-tiz) has since distributed more than $1 million in grants for artists and exhibitions worldwide; presented and commissioned more than 100 public programs; hosted 15 research trips to Israel for international curators; and produced more than 20 videos highlighting the work of important contemporary artists from Israel.



Artis’ programs are made possible through the generous contributions of individuals and foundations, and through activities such as sales of Artis limited editions and collector trips. We operate independently of any governmental funding, and are not affiliated with any political party or platform. For more information about our funding and our IRS Form 990, please visit our Guidestar profile.