Artis’ exhibition grants provide support for solo and group presentations at internationally recognized contemporary art organizations, such as museums, nonprofits, biennials, and festivals outside of Israel that present artists from Israel. Artis will support exhibitions and projects that encourage critical thinking, foster discussion, and create new connections across disciplines and cultures. Acknowledging the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Artis is prioritizing proposals from leading museums and art institutions worldwide for exhibitions with significant visibility, as well as new formats of exhibition making that are responsive to this moment. This may include virtual exhibitions or exhibitions that propose inventive formats for engaging with artistic practice. Applications for exhibition grants are received from the exhibiting institution and are read by an international panel of contemporary art professionals. The next open call will take place from February 15 through March 31, 2022 for projects taking place in 2023.
Through the Exhibition Grant program, Artis supports the work of artists from Israel, presented in an international context of dialogue and exchange at leading art institutions. Artis prioritizes funding for programs that demonstrate curatorial ambition and artistic experimentation. Preference is given to projects that frame artists’ works in new, critical, engaged ways; promote collaboration and interdisciplinary work; present innovative ideas and exploratory project formats ; and have the potential for deep impact on the artists’ careers.
Exhibition grants are awarded directly to international organizations, such as museums, nonprofits, biennials, and festivals in support of exhibitions, events, presentations, or other programs, online or physical, that present one or more artists from Israel. Artists can identify as being from Israel regardless of current location of residence, race, religion, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political persuasion, or additional national identity. The grant program seeks to support international institutions of different scales and in a diverse range of geographies. Exhibition grants may not be used to support exhibitions or projects in Israel, independent artist projects, tuition fees, residencies, projects at commercial galleries, religious programs, exhibition catalogues, or general operating costs. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions before applying for a full list of eligibility requirements.
Applications for exhibition grants are received annually and announced through an open call. The next open call will take place from February 15 through March 31, 2022 for projects taking place in 2023.
Artis supports approximately 15 projects per calendar year. Organizations may request up to $10,000, depending on a project’s scope and budget. Average grant awards vary depending on the request. Artis believes in paying artists for their work, and encourages applicant organizations to include artist fees, stipends, and other forms of direct compensation for artists in application budgets.