Call for applications: Artis Research Trips to Israel

Studio visit with Michal Rovner, Artis Research Trip to Israel, October 2013.

Call for applications: 
Artis Research Trip to Israel, October 2014

Deadline: 15 April 2014                                                     


Artis, an independent nonprofit organization that supports contemporary art and artists from Israel internationally, is now accepting applications for its 13th semi-annual Curatorial Research Trip to Israel from October 19 to 25, 2014. 

Artis Research Trips
Over the past seven years, Artis has hosted over 120 leading international museum directors, curators and critics on its 
semi-annual research trips, providing an exclusive and unparalleled opportunity to engage with the art community in Israel, explore historical and sociopolitical developments, and delve into the contemporary context in which artistic production is taking place. Through our week-long tailored research trips, Artis provides visionary professionals with access and resources to connect with Israel's vibrant art scene, creating a platform for international projects and initiatives to emerge. Since 2007, our impressive list of trip alumni has provided increased opportunities and exposure to artists from this region, with a remarkable range of projects featuring artists from Israel, including large-scale group and solo exhibitions by artists such as Yael Bartana, Dor Guez and Sigalit Landau; curatorial fellowships; acquisitions at the Hammer Museum, the Des Moines Museum of Art and MoCA Los Angeles; articles in major publications; and more. To date, Artis has supported 32 projects initiated by our trip alumni, awarding over 100,000 USD in exhibition, research and travel support through the Artis Grant Program.

Selected participants will visit artists studios; meet with curators, writers and scholars; visit galleries, museums and alternative institutions in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Jerusalem, Petach Tikva, Holon, Bat Yam, Ein Harod, Herzliya, and more; experience a tour of Tel Aviv's Bauhaus architecture and visit the Old City in Jerusalem; and engage in critical dialogue with important leaders in the field. 

Eligible participants include active professionals working in the field of contemporary visual art, such as museum directors; institutional and independent curators; public program directors; art critics and editors. Priority is given to applicants whose work targets broad audiences around the world and who are able to facilitate exhibitions, projects, events, partnerships and other initiatives. 

Applications are reviewed by a selection committee and evaluated based on the applicant's past experience and on their ability to maximize the opportunities provided by this trip. For more information, please review our trip overview. To apply, download the 
application and email a completed version

About Artis
Artis is an independent nonprofit organization that broadens international awareness and understanding of contemporary visual art from Israel. We provide important resources, programs, and platforms for artists and art professionals to develop lasting partnerships and exchanges with the global art community and the general public. Artis launched in 2004 and is based in New York, with branches in Los Angeles and Tel Aviv.