Artis Programs

Artis Public Programs

Artis partners with leading international institutions to present artist commissions, lectures and events in New York, Los Angeles and Tel Aviv, offering contemporary artists from Israel exposure to new audiences at pivotal moments in their careers.


Artis Research Trips to Israel

Over the past 7 years, Artis has hosted over 120 leading international museum directors, curators and critics on its semi-annual research trips, providing an exclusive and unparalleled opportunity to engage with the art community in Israel, explore historical and sociopolitical developments, and delve into the contemporary context in which artistic production is taking place. Through our week-long tailored research trips, Artis provides visionary professionals with access and resources to connect with Israel's vibrant art scene, creating a platform for international projects and initiatives to emerge.

Participants are selected via an open application process. We are no longer accepting applications for our October 2014 Trip. Interested applicants are advised to sign up to our newsletter for information on the next application deadline.

For more information, please review our Trip Overview and sample application. For further inquiries you may email info[a] No phone calls, please.


We also offer expert guidance on the Israeli art scene throughout the year as well as an organized Collector Trip, an annual trip for contemporary art collectors and enthusiasts. Please contact Artis at info[a]artiscontemporary[dot]org for prices or for more information on becoming acquainted with the art scene in Israel.

Artis Grant Program

Exhibition Grant Program

Established in 2007, The Artis Grant Program supports outstanding international projects featuring work by artists from Israel. Artis awards grants of up to $25,000 towards innovative exhibitions that advance curatorial thinking in relation to contemporary art from Israel; provide access to a wide range of communities and publics; and engage in meaningful modes of cultural exchange. To date, we have supported over 60 institutions in 16 countries, including a wide array of exhibitions and projects initiated by our Curatorial Research Trip alumni.

The Grant Program is on indefinite hold through January 2015. Please sign up to our newsletter to be notified on any developments and the next grant deadline. If you have further questions, please contact info[a] No phone calls please.

View a list of recent projects by Artis Grant Recipients. Click here to download a full list of Artis Grant Recipients (2011-2013).

Israeli Artist Fund at Columbia University

Since 2004, Artis has supported MFA students enrolled in the Visual Arts Program at Columbia University through the Artis Israeli Artist Fund. Scholarships are awarded annually to artists from Israel who have been already been accepted into the program. Our relationship with Columbia extends beyond the traditional scholarship funding model, offering financial support alongside curatorial and gallery introductions, press and promotional opportunities, as well as artist lectures and community building events. For the 2012-2013 academic year, we are pleased to support Shahar Yahalom and Ben Hagari.

Alumni include:
Inbal Abergil (’11)
Einat Amir (’09)
Uri Aran (‘07)
Daniel Bauer (’06)
Guy Ben-Ari (’11)
Guy Ben-Ner (’03)
Tamy Ben-Tor (’06)
Miki Carmi (’05)
Yoav Horesh (’05)
Oz Malul (’08)
Ohad Meromi (’04)
Gilad Ratman (’09)
Mika Rottenberg (’04)
Ariel Schlesinger
Lior Shvil (’10)
Naama Tsabar (’10)
Rona Yefman (’09)

Artis Professional Development Program

Our professional development initiatives are designed to provide tools for career empowerment and sustainability for the Israeli art community. 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 2012, the Artis Grant Program expanded to support professional development opportunities for promising and established art professionals. Grants are awarded on a discretionary basis to curators, museum directors, and arts administrators from Israel. For more information, please write to info[at]

In April 2014, Artis hosted its inaugural Artist Career Development Workshop in Tel Aviv in partnership with Asylum Arts and Artport.

Artis Online

The go-to resource for contemporary art from Israel, our relaunched website, designed by Project Projects, serves as a leading reference for curators, critics, researchers and art-loving audiences alike, offering a selection of artist profiles and videos, in-depth articles, art guides, exhibition listings and news.