Artis Programs

Public Programs

Artis partners with leading international institutions to present artist commissions, lectures and events in New York and around the world, offering contemporary artists from Israel exposure to new audiences at pivotal moments in their careers. View current, forthcoming, and past Public Programs.

Research Trips to Israel

Since 2007, Artis has hosted over 120 leading international museum directors, curators and critics on its biannual research trips, providing exclusive and unparalleled opportunities to engage with Israel's diverse visual arts community while exploring historical and contemporary sociopolitical developments. These week-long trips provide visionary arts professionals with the access and resources to initiate meaningful projects and writing as a result of their experience. Participants are selected through a combination of applications and invitations.

Interested applicants for the Spring 2015 trip are advised to sign up for our newsletter to learn about the next application deadline. Artis also offers annual trips for art enthusiasts. Contact us at info[a]artiscontemporary[dot]org for more information.

Additional information can be found here:
Research Trip Overview
Sample Application
Sample Research Trip Itinerary
Research Trip Alumni
Photos from Past Trips

Grant Program

Established in 2007, The Artis Grant Program supports outstanding international projects featuring work by visual artists from Israel. Artis grants up to $25,000 towards exhibitions that: advance innovative curatorial thinking about contemporary art from Israel; provide access to a broad range of communities and publics; and engage in meaningful modes of cultural exchange. To date, the program has awarded over $1,000,000 in grants to more than 60 institutions in 16 countries, including a wide array of projects initiated by our Research Trip to Israel alumni.

The Grant Program is currently on hold through January 2015. Sign up for our newsletter to receive notification of our next grant deadline. Contact us at info[at]artiscontemporary[dot]org with any questions; no phone calls, please.

Israeli Artist Fund at Columbia University
Since 2004, Artis has supported MFA students enrolled in the Visual Arts Program at Columbia University. Scholarships are awarded annually to visual artists from Israel enrolled in the program. Artis' relationship with these students extends beyond the traditional scholarship funding model, offering financial support alongside art world introductions, press and promotional opportunities, as well as public lectures and community building events.

Ben Hagari (’14), Shahar Yahalom (’14), Inbal Abergil (’11), Guy Ben-Ari (’11), Lior Shvil (’10), Naama Tsabar (’10), Einat Amir (’09), Gilad Ratman (’09), Rona Yefman (’09), Oz Malul (’08), Uri Aran (’07), Daniel Bauer (’06), Tamy Ben-Tor (’06), Miki Carmi (’05), Yoav Horesh (’05), Ohad Meromi (’04), Mika Rottenberg (’04), and Guy Ben Ner (’03).

Artist Career Development Program

Our artist career development program is designed to provide tools for career empowerment and sustainability for the visual art community from Israel. Artis mentors artists on an ongoing basis through studio visits, meetings and other advisory services. In 2011 and 2012, we partnered with Creative Capital to present two weekend-long professional development workshops. In 2014, Artis partnered with Asylum Arts and Artport to present the inaugural Artist Career Development Workshop in Tel Aviv, timed to coincide with our biannual Research Trips to Israel.