Art Kibbutz is returning to Governors Island, a public island in the waterways of New York City, for the 3rd summer in a row. As many of you know, in summer, this land trust buzzes with multiple artist residencies and arts events, set among picturesque landscapes, waterfront views, and in unique historic architecture.
With studios for visual artists, writers, composers, performing artists as well as presentation space, the Art Kibbutz summer studios building is a welcoming place for artists interested joining a lively Jewish arts community.
Art Kibbutz’s Summer Residency offers shared, cooperative multidisciplinary space where artists experience a retreat-style residency just a short ferry ride from the frenetic buzz of New York City. While on Governors Island, artists create new works, develop their practice, and find potential collaborators, while drawing inspiration from community, learning, and our beautiful natural setting.
On Sundays, open studio events, lectures, artist talks, and arts fairs draw a large public audience to Governors Island. Art Kibbutz shares in receiving thousands of visitors to the island through our own programs of live performance and visual art installations in this stunning parkland setting. As the only Jewish organization currently participating in Governors Island summer activities, Art Kibbutz attracts a unique mix of artists and audience.
Social Justice: Jewish Art in Context
This summer Art Kibbutz offers the opportunity for residents to explore their relationship to Social Justice themes (women’s right, immigration, social inequality, LGBTQ issues, human trafficking, etc.) in the context of Jewish art and teachings. We will explore together ways towards more equitable, just and healthy society, economy and environment.
Artists who wish to work on other topics are also welcome to apply
• March 20, 2016: Early Submissions due
• April 15, 2016: Preliminary Notification for Early Submissions
• Ongoing: Submission one month prior to residency request