Exhibition Grants


Exhibition Grants support solo and group exhibitions with works by contemporary artists from Israel. Artis has supported exhibitions at both major international institutions including biennials and museums, as well as smaller venues and alternative spaces since 2004. The Exhibition Grant Program supports:

  • Exhibitions that make important works (new or existing) by artists from Israel accessible to diverse, international audiences.
  • Innovative curatorial thinking.
  • Contributions to international art discourse.
  • Exhibitions that highlight artists from Israel at critical moments in the development of their practice or career.

Successful Applicants

Applications are evaluated based on artistic excellence, feasibility, and the anticipated level of impact on the artist(s), audience members, and contemporary art discourse. Preference is given to applicants that demonstrate that artists are adequately supported as reflected in the project’s budget (this might include artist stipends, production and travel support, and other basic costs associated with an exhibition or project).

Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements

Grants are awarded to organizations, such as museums, non-profits, biennials, and festivals – for a range of exhibitions, including institutional or independent projects, events, 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.

Artis does not fund as part of this grant program: projects in Israel, tuition fees, residencies, commercial galleries, religious centers, or general operating support. Individuals may not apply.

Application Process and Timeline

We are no longer accepting applications for 2017 Exhibition Grants. Please refer to our Exhibition Grant FAQs for detailed information about applying in the future. Join our mailing list to stay updated on our deadlines for 2018.

Funding and Awards

Artis awards up to $100,000 in Exhibition Grants annually. Organizations may request between $5,000 – $20,000 depending on a project’s scope and budget. Artis typically funds up to 25% of a project’s total budget, with the average grant being $10,000. All requests must be made in US Dollars. All grants require submission of a final report.


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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