Welcome to Art Kibbutz's Application Page!

You may begin your application at any time, saving it as a draft until you have all the necessary information uploaded.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Art Kibbutz – the International Jewish Artist Residency – proudly announces residency programs for 2018.

These programs continue Art Kibbutz’s commitment to non-hierarchical, collaborative communities where artists work alongside one another to strengthen their identities and our world. In this time of emotionally charged speech and impulsive acts by leaders and citizens alike, artists will find the time and perspective provided by novel supportive surroundings to assimilate what is, and visualize what can be.

Artists will produce work on any topic, while engaging in periodic group discussions encompassing aspects of Jewish tradition and social ethics. We aim to define common ground and increase the reach and influence of our art empowered by our engagement with Jewish culture, history, and spirituality – regardless of individual identity as Jews or non-Jews.

Art Kibbutz supports artists working on their own projects, as well as collaborations with other artists or linked to other communities. Emboldened by participation in this residency, artists will be better equipped to utilize their creative skills to defend those most in peril, counter anger with constructive acts, meet hatred with regard and love for our neighbors, and work towards the goal of healing the world. Artists who wish to work on other topics are also welcome to apply.

Art Kibbutz’s Summer Institute takes place in a beautiful, upscale, lively destination location, just a few steps away from the beach. With shared studios for visual artists, writers, composers, performing artists as well as presentation and sale opportunities, the Art Kibbutz Summer Institute is a welcoming place for artists interested joining a lively Jewish arts community.

While in the Hamptons, artists create new works, develop their practice, and find potential collaborators, drawing inspiration from community, and our beautiful natural setting. During this two-weeks-long residency each artist is required to develop and present at least two public interactive events (for adults, families, or children) on site, in cooperation with JCOH and its calendar. Some presentations will take place later during the summer. Artists will be reqired to volunteer at least 5 hours a week.

EXPOSURE: This program offers artists in residence a range of curated presentation, performance, and sale possibilities. Open Studio events are promoted as part of Art Kibbutz’s and JCOH’s calendar of public engagement events. Resident artists are announced annually and listed on Art Kibbutz’s website as well as featured on other digital communication channel. We are organizing a Benefit Party during the time of the residency to underwrite some our expenses.

DISCIPLINES: Animation, Collaboration, Crafts & Trades, Creative Writing, Dance, Experimental, Film & Video, Installation, Media Arts, Music & Sound, Performance, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Research, Sculpture, Theater, Visual Arts.

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS: The Jewish Center of the Hamptons will house artists in its fabulous Guest House for this program: 2 bedrooms with twin beds, 1 bedroom with 4 twin beds, options to stay off site. Shared kosher kitchen and shared bathroom, JCOH is a reform synagogue.

FOOD: Art Kibbutz provides breakfast, snacks, Shabbat hospitality, and access to kitchen. Food vendors are close by. Most meals will be prepared by residents.

RESIDENCY FEES: Upon acceptance, artists are required to sign the residency contract, and pay a small security deposit of $100. Residency fees are due one month before the start of the residency. Fee: $800 including housing, programming, presentation opportunities, some food. Insurance, travel, per diem paid by artists.

MORE INFORMATION: www.artkibbutz org or email residency@artkibbutz.org