Project Grants


Project Grants provide direct financial support for contemporary visual artists from Israel. The goal of these grants is to:

  • Support artists at pivotal moments in their careers.
  • Support research or development towards the production of new work or the completion of an ambitious, ongoing project.
  • Support creative growth for artists and encourage local and international dialog.

Project Grants are awarded for up to $10,000 USD. Artists who receive a grant must complete work or demonstrate significant advancement on their project during the following 12 month period and are required to submit a final report. For examples of previous Project Grantees please see our past grantees listed here.

Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements

  • Project Grants are awarded to visual artists, with at least two years of professional experience outside of school, living and working in Israel – regardless of race, religion, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political persuasion, or additional national identity. 
  • The project does not need to have a confirmed exhibition venue, but the project’s aim, process, and final presentation must be made clear.
  • Artists may request support to cover production costs, travel expenses related to research, or other expenses related to an artistic project in development.
  • This program does not fund tuition fees, general living expenses, or support participation in residencies unless the artist can demonstrate that the residency is a vital part of the development and completion of their project.

Applications are evaluated by Artis staff, a panel of independent jurors working in the field, and approved by our Board. Please read our Project Grant FAQ for a complete list of eligibility requirements.

Application Process and Timeline

Applications for 2017 Project Grants were accepted from May 13 – June 11, 2017. Grantees will be notified in August.


Read our Project Grant FAQ for a complete list of eligibility requirements and write to with questions that are not answered there. Do not write directly to staff, and no phone calls, please. We will answer you as soon as possible.

Featured Grantees