The Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists Program

Through its Schusterman Visiting Israeli 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 Schusterman Visiting Israeli 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.

2017-2018 Visiting Israeli Artists

Thirteen prominent Israeli artists will be in residence at colleges and universities across the United States for the 2017-2018 academic year, among them filmmakers, choreographers, musicians, and authors.
2017-2018 Composer-in-Residence
Rice University
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2017-2018 Choreographer-in-Residence
The Julliard School
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2017-2018 Filmmaker-in-Residence
San Diego State University
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2017-2018 Performer-in-Residence
Stony Brook University
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2017-2018 Choreographer-in-Residence
Princeton University
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2017-2018 Choreographer-in-Residence
Brown University
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2017-2018 Author-in-Residence
San Francisco State University
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2017-2018 Musician-in-Residence
University of California, Berkeley
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2017-2018 Actor-in-Residence
The University of Texas, Austin
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2017-2018 Visiting Filmmaker
Several American campuses in the Northeast
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2017-2018 Filmmaker-in-Residence
San Diego State University
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2017-2018 Visiting Filmmaker
Several American campuses in the Northeast
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2017-2018 Choreographer-in-Residence
Pomona College & Scripps College
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