and Partners



Based in New York City, Artis is an independent organization that supports contemporary artists from Israel whose work addresses aesthetic, social, and political questions that inspire reflection and debate. Through competitive grant programs, Artis works closely with art institutions worldwide to support exhibitions, residencies, innovative projects, and research about artists from Israel. Artis fosters partnerships and cultural exchange opportunities–such as study trips to Israel, seminars, and workshops–for art professionals to gain a deep understanding of art practice and art discourse in Israel, and to make connections to discourse in New York and internationally. Artis regularly hosts public and online programs to provide opportunities for dialogue with artists from Israel. Artis has an office and resource library in Tel Aviv.


Purpose: To support programs in New York or involving artists, curators and arts writers from New York.

Artis organizes 15 programs in New York annually, including public programs, artist talks, screenings, and presentations. Artis also organizes curatorial workshops and seminars in New York and Tel Aviv. Through its grant programs, Artis supports artist residencies and exhibitions at art institutions internationally, with recent support for exhibitions at major museums in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Since its founding in 2004, Artis has:

  • Hosted 210 prominent arts professionals on Curatorial Seminars in Israel, resulting in 480 projects, initiatives, or articles, with participants including curators from New York City institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Performa, and Creative Time
  • Collaborated with 475 institutions, including approximately 150 in New York City, through Curatorial Seminars, Public Programs and Exhibition Grants
  • Supported over 600 artists through Career Development programs, many of whom later received artist grants
  • Awarded 352 grants, totaling $1.9 million to artists, writers, and institutions, including a solo presentation of Naama Tsabar at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (2014); Mika Rottenberg’s first solo museum show in New York at the New Museum (2019); Tali Keren’s residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, NY (2019); a public sound art installation by Sari Carel in City Hall Park, New York, commissioned and produced by More Art (2018); and a new performance co-created by choreographer Shamel Pitts and visual artist/director Deville Cohen at Gibney in New York (2018).
  • Reached audiences in 75 cities across 6 continents