Visiting Artists Program

Through its Visiting Artists Program, the Israel Institute brings Israeli artists from various disciplines – including film, music, choreography, and the visual arts – to North America. Visiting Artists reside for two to four months at some of the world’s most esteemed universities.

Originally launched as a standalone initiative in 2008 and integrated into the Israel Institute in 2013, the program’s objective is to foster high levels of interaction between Israeli artists-in-residence and the local communities where they are based, through classes, lectures, exhibitions, screenings, readings, and performances.

One of the largest organized residency programs of Israeli artists ever to launch in the United States, over 100 Israeli artists have participated in this program to date. The Visiting Artists Program has proven to be overwhelmingly successful at establishing meaningful connections between students and visiting artists, increasing collaboration between Israeli artists and their American counterparts, and spurring a lasting interest in Israel and Israel’s vibrant arts scene.

2018-2019 Visiting Artists

Eight prominent Israeli artists will be in residence at colleges and universities across the United States for the 2018-2019 academic year, among them screenwriters, choreographers, musicians, and authors.

Hilla Ben Ari

Visiting Artists Program, 2018-2019

University of Florida, Gainesville

Alon Karniel

Visiting Artists Program, 2018-2019

Oberlin College

Gil Kerer

Visiting Artists Program, 2018-2019

Oberlin College

Aviya Kopelman

Visiting Artists Program, 2018-2019

University of California, Berkeley

Yael Rasooly

Visiting Artists Program, 2018-2019

Trinity College, Hartford

Noa Shadur

Visiting Artists Program, 2018-2019

Indiana University, Bloomington & Ball State University

Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz

Visiting Artists Program, 2018-2019

San Diego State University

Moshe Zonder

Visiting Artists Program, 2018-2019

Rutgers University