Artist Program

2020 HBI Artist Program. Application Deadline July 31, 2019. Hadassah-Brandeis Institute | Kniznick Gallery. Background image shows a silhouette of procession of people wearing or riding on various contraptions and holding flags as they parade through a desert landscape. It is a video still from Meirav Heiman and Ayelet Carmi's "One Foot Planted."

Meirav Heiman, Ayelet Carmi. Israel Trail: Procession (video still), 2018.

2020 Program Guidelines

The 2020 HBI Artist Program provides an artist the opportunity to have a solo exhibition for twelve weeks at the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University. Proposals must relate to the HBI’s mission of developing fresh ideas about Jews and gender.

The exhibition will be open March – June 2020.

Program Structure

The artist will work with the Kniznick Gallery curator to plan and implement the exhibition. The Kniznick Gallery is able to provide some A/V equipment and gallery pedestals (see list).

HBI will provide $2,500 to help support the costs of transporting artwork, travel, lodging, materials and installation supplies.

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

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

The artist will receive a $500 honorarium to give an artist lecture and to develop a program for Brandeis University students.

To Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Applications (in English) from outside the United States are welcome. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and not enrolled in a degree program.

Required Information

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

  2. Brief artist statement (250 words max)

  3. Budget: Provide a proposed budget detailing total exhibition expenses, including travel, lodging, shipping, etc. up to $2500. List additional funding sources that will support your project beyond $2500, if necessary.

  4. Artist CV (2 pages max)

  5. 10-15 images of the work for consideration in jpg format. Number the images to correspond with a separate work list; include short description for each if necessary. Each image should not exceed 1 MB. If your work is time-based or has video documentation, you may include video stills. Please provide any links to your videos online (website, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)

  6. Work List: Artist name, title, year. medium, dimensions. Provide a short description, if necessary.

  7. Two letters of reference from individuals you have worked with in a professional capacity; letters may be emailed directly to Deborah Olins at Emailed references should have your name in the subject line.


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