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 started in Jerusalem in March 2022 with Four Fellows and was completed on May 17th.
The program included a week of multi-layered city orientation, eight weeks of creative development with four 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 provided an opportunity for the broad Jerusalem public to get to know them. Weekly salons provided 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.
A series of conversations with our fellows is below:
- Conversation with Fellow Claudia Lavista, Nominator Laura Faure, and former Fellow Donald Byrd, moderated by Advisor Ruth Cummings
Watch: Claudia Lavista
- Conversation with Fellow Anna Lublina, nominator Meredith Monk, and former Fellow David Herskovits, moderated by Advisor Joe Melillo
Watch: Anna Lublina
- Conversation with Fellow Sofia Borges, Nominator Vivian Gandelsman, and former Fellow Diane Samuels, moderated by Advisor David Karnovsky
Watch: Sofia Borges
- Conversation with Fellow Vibha Galhotra, Nominator Tracey Riese, and former Fellow Davidson Norris, moderated by Advisor Ruth Cummings
Watch: Vibha Galhotra
- James Snyder in conversation with the JIF Host Organizations
Watch: James Snyder