Jerusalem International Fellows is a ten week residency program for leading performing artists, choreographers, visual artists and urban planners from around the world, who wish to collaborate with independent artists, ensembles and cultural institutions in East and West Jerusalem.
The Pilot residency is slated to take place in Jerusalem in Spring 2021 with Four Fellows.
The program includes a week of multi-layered city orientation, eight weeks of creative development with Jerusalem-based Host Organizations, and a final week of post-project evaluation, meetings and tours. A public session introducing the Fellows at the beginning of their visit and a Work in Progress presentation at the end will provide an opportunity for the broad Jerusalem public to get to know them. Weekly salons will provide additional opportunities for informal discussions with artists, intellectuals, activists, cultural managers and policy makers.
The goals of the program remain: to be a catalyst for interdisciplinary, cross-genre, cross border conversations through creative collaboration; to expose and connect the burgeoning Jerusalem cultural eco-system to a world-wide creative network; for Fellows to be invited to return to Jerusalem; and for Fellows to return home with a deep and nuanced perspective on Jerusalem.