Yeshiva University Museum (YUM) invites artists to submit proposals to lead hands-on workshops for the public during 2018-2019, to take place at YUM, based at the Center for Jewish History in New York City.

Workshops, which could be related to any Jewish theme, should be conceived and designed to be communally inclusive and physically accessible – i.e. for participants with disabilities, including, but not limited to, those who are blind or have low vision. (Modifications could be made to the workshop activity to accommodate different participants, as needed.)

  • Workshops will take place on Sundays, for a maximum of 3 hours. Dates will be determined based on availability.
  • Workshop should be designed for either families (i.e. including children) or adults only.
  • Work created must be in a form that can be taken home by the participant the same day of the workshop (i.e. it should not require additional time to dry, etc.)
  • Depending on the type of workshop, the Discovery Room, where the workshops will take place, can accommodate between 16 and 24 people, working at tables.

In conjunction with the workshop, selected pieces of the artist’s own work may be displayed on the first floor of the Center for Jewish History, in an exhibition case outside the Discovery Room art space. (NB: The display case is 135” x 34” x 2”, is exposed to both natural and artificial light, and is not climate controlled. YUM will exercise curatorial control and reserves the right to accept or reject pieces chosen by the artist for display.)

An honorarium will be paid to the artist for each workshop.

Workshops will be publicized through YUM’s website and social media channels. Artists are encouraged to share information about the workshop and publicize the program through their own networks, as well.

By August 15, 2018: Please submit a proposal and personal bio (2 pages maximum, in total), being sure to include a list of necessary materials for the workshop – in electronic or hard-copy form to:

Ilana Benson

Director of Museum Education

Yeshiva University Museum

15 West 16th Street

New York, NY 10011

For questions, please contact Ilana at: 212-294-8330 ext. 8823