Midwest Jewish Artists Lab - Call for Artists

Midwest Jewish Artists Lab – Call for Artists

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to announce the Chicago launch of the Midwest Jewish Artists Lab, generously supported by a grant from the Covenant Foundation.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 3 Aug 2015

In Chicago, the Midwest Jewish Artists Lab program will select a cohort of ten to twelve artists. Monthly meetings — facilitated by Spertus Institute faculty and outside experts — will include opportunities for Jewish text study, discussions of topics and themes relating to Jewish art, and occasions for critical evaluation of participants’ work. Jewish art from Spertus Institute’s world-class collection will provide examples for discussion and inspiration. An exhibit of participants’ work will be mounted at Spertus Institute in late spring 2016.

A central theme for 2016 will be selected by representatives of the five participating communities at a conference in Milwaukee in August 2015. Past themes have included Wandering, Light, Text/Context/Subtext, and Water.

The Midwest Jewish Artists Lab addresses the need to broaden the impact of the arts in Jewish life, helping foster meaning, community, identity, and spirituality. For the participating artists, the project will provide a community of creativity, support, and enrichment.

At Spertus Institute, we believe that Jewish arts and culture are critical to a vibrant Jewish community. So we are proud to serve as the Midwest Jewish Artists Lab site in Chicago, adding this initative to our mix of Jewish arts and cultural offerings.

For more information, contact isegal@spertus.edu.

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