Jewish Artists Initiative

Field of Interest:
Arts & Culture
Program Name:
The Quest for Transformational Jewish Art
Grant Type:
Cutting Edge
Grant Website
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Founded in 2004, Jewish Artists Initiative is an artist-run organization committed to fostering visual art by Jewish artists and promoting dialogue about Jewish identity and related issues among members of the arts community.


The Quest for Transformational Jewish Art provides LA and Israeli Jewish artists with artist-in-residence and retreat opportunities, organizes Jewish art exhibitions, and creates art events that engage the public, scholars, and cultural commentators in dialogue about Jewish identity and culture. 

This generous grant from The Foundation demonstrates their commitment to promoting a community dialogue about issues related to Jewish identity. With their support we will bring together artists from Los Angeles and Tel Aviv, broadening the conversation and inspiring visual art that reflects our community's enthusiasm and challenges.

Ruth Weisberg
Artist, Professor, and Former Dean of the USC Roski School of Fine Arts; President/Founder, Jewish Artists Initiative