2020 Anolic Family Awards for Jewish students and artists

There is no fee to apply for the awards.

BERTHA ANOLIC VISUAL ARTS ISRAEL TRAVEL AWARD, $2,000:

The sum of $2,000 will be awarded to one Jewish college or graduate student who has a particular interest in the visual arts and in Israel, to explore and develop their artistic interest through an independent study trip to Israel. 

The deadline for submission is: April 19, 2020. For more information and full prospectus: www.anolicfamilyaward.org

NAOMI ANOLIC EARLY CAREER JEWISH VISUAL ARTS AWARD, $1,000: 

The Naomi Anolic Early Career Jewish Visual Arts Award is intended to support and provide momentum for Jewish artists who are early in their artistic careers (25-35 years of age) and who would benefit from the support and recognition this award would provide. An applicant for the Naomi Anolic Award will have demonstrated great potential, but not yet have achieved broad success or be considered well established professionally. The 2019 cycle will focus on Painting and Drawing. 

The deadline for submission is: May 3, 2020. For more information and full prospectus: www.anolicfamilyaward.org

ISAAC ANOLIC JEWISH BOOK ARTS AWARD, $1,500: 

The sum of $1,500 will be awarded towards the creation of a uniqueone-of-kindor limited edition work of art in the field of Jewish book arts. Book Arts refers to works of art that originates from a relationship to the book form, ranging from scrolls, accordion-style, illuminated manuscripts, graphic novels or hand-bound printed sheets, as well as hand-made paper, newspapers, graphic novels, ephemera, deconstructed books, photographs, etc. Jewish Book Arts refers to a work that relates in some way to the greater world of Jewish writings, religion, Jewish thought, history or culture and how words appear in the Jewish tradition. Possible reference points could include: Prayer books, the mezuzah, the ketubbah, Jewish history, sacred texts, the haggadah, etc. 

The deadline for submission is: June 14, 2020. For more information and full prospectus: www.anolicfamilyaward.org

About the Anolic Awards:

The Anolic Family Awards originated as The Bertha Anolic Memorial Award (now known as the ‘Bertha Anolic Visual Arts Israel Travel Award’). Established shortly after her death, in 1973, by her husband and brother, it was first awarded in 1980. For over thirty-five years this Israel Travel Award has been presented annually to a student studying in a university visual arts program. 
 

The Naomi Anolic Early Career Jewish Visual Arts Award was created in the early 1970s to honor this young scholar and artist whose life was tragically cut short in 1969. The award was later added to the Anolic Family Award portfolio. In 2015 the award supported scholarship in Jewish Art History and Visual Culture. The award now focuses on supporting young Jewish visual artists, in the area of painting and drawing, who are early in their artistic careers. 
 

In 2014, The Isaac Anolic Jewish Book Arts Award was established to perpetuate the memory, dedication and passion of the husband of Bertha and father of Naomi, the man who established the Bertha Anolic Memorial Award. The Anolic Family Award is now comprised of these three awards and is currently administered by the Hillel of Greater Philadelphia under Director Rita Rosen Poley and Associate Director Melissa Rubin.

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