Mission Artis supports contemporary artists from Israel whose work addresses aesthetic, social, and political questions that inspire reflection and debate. Artis is a nonprofit organization based in New York. Our Work Our programs facilitate opportunities for arts professionals to connect with artists from Israel; foster artist engagement with the art world outside of Israel; and contextualize art from Israel within international contemporary art discourse. Our Values We believe that artists have the power to generate transformative experiences and ideas. We support artists of any religion, ethnicity, race, gender, or political persuasion. We support freedom of speech and artistic expression for all people. To maintain our independence, we do not seek or accept governmental funds.
Artis believes that artists generate transformative experiences and ideas that are essential to culture and to people’s view of the world. Promoting a thoughtful understanding of the work of artists from Israel, Artis provides grants for contemporary artists, art professionals, and art institutions that inspire multiple perspectives within a global discourse. The organization is committed to a dialogue about contemporary art from Israel that places it within an international art context, participating in a conversation about contemporary art that is open, questioning, and nuanced. Artis was founded in New York in 2004 by philanthropist Rivka Saker in order to support the work of artists from Israel internationally, expanding recognition for their work, and creating new opportunities for cultural exchange. Artis works in a sustainable, ongoing way with artists who are establishing themselves internationally.
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