Exhibition Grants


Artis Exhibition Grants provide support for solo and group exhibitions or projects at international organizations, such as museums, non-profits, biennials, and festivals outside of Israel that include artists from Israel at key moments in their career. Artis supports exhibitions and projects that encourage critical thinking, foster discussion about contemporary art from Israel, and create new connections across disciplines and cultures. Since 2004, Artis has supported exhibitions at major, international institutions, as well as smaller venues and alternative spaces. For a list of past grantees, click here.

Funding Priorities

Artis supports projects that demonstrate advanced curatorial thinking, experimentation, artistic excellence, include audience engagement programs, and have the potential for deep impact on an artist’s careers. In alignment with our mission and values, Artis gives preference to cutting edge, experimental work; projects that engage with critical topics relevant to the public discourse; projects that generate transformative experiences and ideas; and projects that are interdisciplinary and collaborative, involving professionals from various fields. We believe in paying artists for their work, and encourage applicant organizations to include artist fees, stipends, and other forms of direct compensation for artists in application budgets.

Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements

Grants are awarded to international organizations, such as museums, non-profits, biennials, and festivals. Proposals may include a range of exhibitions, institutional or independent projects, events, and/or presentations, that feature one or more artists who identify as being from Israel. Artists may identify as being from Israel regardless of current location of residence, race, religion, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political persuasion, or additional national identity.

Exhibition Grants may not be used to support: exhibitions or projects in Israel, tuition fees, residencies, commercial galleries, religious centers or religious art projects, publications, or general operating support.

Please refer to our Exhibition Grant FAQs before applying for a full list of our eligibility requirements.

Application Process and Timeline

We will be accepting applications from March 16 – May 15, 2020 for projects taking place in Fall 2020 and in 2021. 

Funding and Awards

Artis supports approximately 15 projects per calendar year. Organizations may request between $2,500 and $10,000 USD depending on a project’s scope and budget. The average grant award is $5,000 USD. All requests must be made in US Dollars.


Please refer to our Exhibition Grant FAQ and write to grants@artiscontemporary.org with questions that are not answered there. Do not write directly to staff and no phone calls, please. We will answer your email as soon as possible.

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