Partnership Grants

Artists Merav Kamel and Halil Balabin, Artis Residency Grant Recipients, in the studio during a residency at the Fountainhead in Miami, Florida, May 2022. Photo: Pedro Wazzan.

Open Call for Fully Funded Artist Residencies

Please see here for a summary of the open call in Hebrew.

Application Period: January 31 - February 25, 2024

Residency lengths vary, ranging from 3 weeks to 6 months. The average residency length is 2 months.

Artis is pleased to launch a new initiative that deepens our work with residencies worldwide and bolsters professional networks for artists. In this challenging time, we are committed to creating artist-centered opportunities for dialogue and exchange, and to opening up possibilities for conversations in shared spaces. 

Artis’ Residency Partnership Initiative is a two year program that expands partnerships with residency institutions worldwide to forge fully funded residency opportunities for contemporary artists from Israel. Emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists from Israel, who may be living anywhere in the world, are invited to submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) to participate in a residency at one of Artis’ partner institutions in 2024 or 2025. The deadline for artists to apply is February 25, 2024. A link to submit the LOI may be found in the section, “Application Process & Timeline,” below.

Artists selected to participate in the program will be welcomed into a vibrant arts community at a host residency (see below for residency partners), and will be provided with a private studio* and professional development opportunities. These may include meetings with curators, an open studio event, a public program, or field trips to nearby art institutions. 

Residencies vary in length and location, from urban residencies to retreat style programs. Specific residency dates have been pre-set by the host institution and Artis. Artists selected to participate in the program will be matched with a residency based on their application, availability, and interests.

Selected artists will receive the studio and residency programming free of cost, and a travel grant to support round trip travel to/from the residency. Limited stipends are available to offset living expenses. Artists are responsible for booking their own travel, securing housing (if the residency does not provide a live-work space), meals, art materials, and other planning associated with the residency. 

Residency Partners

Artis is delighted to partner with the following institutions through the Residency Partnership Initiative (please note that some residencies will have more than one slot available. Additional residency partners and opportunities will be announced in the Spring):

18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA

Berlin Art Institute, Berlin, Germany

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP),  Brooklyn, NY

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Residency Unlimited (RU), Brooklyn, NY

Surf Point, York, ME

Eligibility

Residencies are intended for emerging, mid-career, or established visual artists from Israel, who may be living anywhere in the world, and whose work addresses aesthetic, social, and political questions that inspire reflection and debate, in alignment with Artis’ mission. Applicants must have at least two years of professional experience following completion of their degree program, and must demonstrate an ongoing and active commitment to their arts practice. Strong applications will describe why an international residency will support the applicant’s practice and professional growth right now, and articulate an understanding of how to participate in a diverse arts community at a residency institution. Applicants must be able to travel internationally to participate in the residency in-person, and commit to spending at least 20 hours a week while in residence towards work that is part of the residency.  

Artis is particularly interested in receiving Letters of Interest (LOI’s) from artists who have not received grants from Artis over the past three years. Artis believes that artists have the power to generate transformative experiences and ideas. We support artists from Israel of any religion, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political persuasion, and we support freedom of speech and  artistic expression for all people—especially in this difficult moment. Our review process is driven by these organizational values.

Application Process & Timeline

Artis welcomes letters of interest (LOI) from January 31 through February 25, 2024 for residencies taking place in 2024 and 2025. Before applying, please review the program details and eligibility requirements.

Eligible artists may apply online HERE by 11:59 pm EST on February 25, 2024. For instructions on how to create an online account and apply in our system, see here.

Applicants who have been shortlisted to participate in a residency through this program will be notified in late March 2024. As a next step in the process, shortlisted artists will be asked to complete a registration form to identify the residency dates and programs that they would like to be considered for. Final decisions about residency placements will be made by each host residency in consultation with Artis. Artists will be notified about their placement by Artis. Please email us at Artis with any questions. Kindly do not contact the residency partners directly.