2019 HBI Artist Program Guidelines

Tamar Paley's Tallit

The HBI Artist Program provides an artist the opportunity to have a solo exhibition for twelve weeks at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. We invite proposals that relate to the HBI’s mission of developing fresh ideas about Jews and Gender.

The exhibition will be open March – June of the coming year.


Program structure

The exhibition will be installed in the Kniznick Gallery at the Women’s Studies Research Center.

The HBI will provide an exhibition budget up to $2,500 to help support the costs of transporting artwork, travel, lodging, and installation supplies.

As the exhibit organizer, the HBI will manage marketing and promotion of the show and related events including an exhibition postcard.

The artist will give a gallery talk, as well as lead a workshop/public program during the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts.

The artist will also assist the Kniznick Gallery Curator in the development of all accompanying exhibition materials.


To Apply

Eligibility Requirements

There are no eligibility requirements.  Applications (in English) from outside the United States are welcome. 

Provide the following information:

  1. The theme of the proposed exhibition and how it relates to the HBI's mission

  2. Artist statement

  3. Artist CV

  4. Describe your workshop / programming ideas for engaging with the Brandeis community and the general public

  5. 10 - 15 images of the work for consideration. Number the images to correspond with a separate Image List. Each image should not exceed 1 MB. If your work is time-based or has video documentation, you may include video stills. Please provide a link where your work can best be seen (your website, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)

  6. Two letters of reference from individuals you have worked with in a professional capacity; letters may be sent via email directly to dolins@brandeis.edu. Emailed references should have your name in the subject line.

Electronically submit your proposal.  Do not email your proposal. 

Proposal deadline: 11:59 p.m., July 31, 2018

Decisions announced by September 24, 2018

IMAGE CREDIT: Ya Studio, courtesy of Tamar Paley