Grant Programs – Artis

Beginning in 2015, Artis expanded its grant program into three categories that include Project Grants, Travel and Research Grants, and Exhibition Grants. Since 2004, Artis has awarded over $1.25 million in grants to over 200 exhibitions and projects in more than 20 countries. To learn more, please see our grantee projects listed below or our Press Release.

2016 Grant Programs

Please refer to our Project Grants, Travel and Research Grants, and Exhibition Grants pages for more information on eligibility, deadlines, FAQs, and how to apply. The goal of Artis’ Grant Programs is to support individuals and projects that emphasize innovation, experimentation, cultural exchange, and artistic excellence. Artis aims to shape global dialogue around contemporary visual art from Israel by supporting exhibitions, research, and artists – regardless of religion, race or ethnicity. We champion innovation, experimentation and artistic excellence, and support freedom of speech and expression for all people.

In 2016, Artis will award up to $200,000 total in Exhibition, Project, and Travel and Research grants. Artis’ Grant Programs are designed to create lasting partnerships, expand global networks, and produce new and substantive contributions to international contemporary art discourse. Top applicants will demonstrate thoughtful and timely projects to expand the presentation, scholarship, and accessibility of contemporary art from Israel – thus working as partners with Artis to achieve our mission, measureable impact, and long-term outcomes.

Project Grants

Letters of Interest for 2016 Project Grants will be accepted between May 13, 2016 and June 10, 2016. Grants provide direct financial support to visual artists living in Israel. Grantees are further supported through direct access to Artis’ global networks by facilitating connections throughout the grant term.

Travel & Research Grants

Letters of Interest for 2016 Travel and Research Grants are now being accepted on a rolling basis. Grants provide direct financial support to international artists, art writers, and curators to conduct research in Israel.

Exhibition Grants

Join our mailing list to stay updated on the timeline for 2017 Exhibition Grants. Grants support solo and group exhibitions with works by contemporary artists from Israel. Artis has supported exhibitions at major international institutions including biennials, museums, and alternative spaces since 2004.

Scholarship Fund

Support for artists from Israel enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at Columbia University.

Past Grantees