Artist Program

The 2022 HBI Artist Program

Application open: June 3 - July 30, 2021
Camille Eskell, "Magic Carpet Ride," 2016. digital imagery, paper, embossing, textile trim 14"  x 12.5"

Camille Eskell (2021 HBI Artist) "Magic Carpet Ride," 2016. digital imagery, paper, embossing, textile trim

Call for Proposals

The 2022 HBI Artist Program provides an artist the opportunity to have a solo exhibition for twelve weeks at the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University. The selected artist is awarded a $2500 exhibition stipend and a $500 honorarium to produce two programs during the exhibition. In addition to the physical exhibition in the gallery, the HBI Artist exhibition will be viewable online and have an accompanying printed exhibition catalog.

Proposals must relate to HBI’s mission of developing fresh ideas about Jews and gender, and we invite submissions that emphasize the experiences of Jews of color.

The online exhibition and public programs will run from March–June 2022.


Program Structure

*HBI will follow all national, state and Brandeis University COVID-19 safety guidelines. Programming may be entirely virtual or a hybrid format with online and physical audiences.

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.

Provide the following information:
  1. The theme of the proposed exhibition and how it relates to HBI's mission of developing fresh ideas about Jews and Gender. Proposals that emphasize the experiences of Jews of color are encouraged. (500 words max)
  2. Brief Artist statement (200 words max)
  3. 10-15 images/files of the work for consideration, (jpg. format for images). Number the images/files to correspond with a separate Work List. Each image/file should not exceed 1 MB. If your work is time-based or has video documentation, you may include video still or other appropriate documentation. Please provide any links to your videos/audio online. (website, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
  4. Budget: Provide a proposed budget detailing total exhibition expenses, up to $2500. List additional funding sources that will support your project beyond $2500, if necessary.
  5. Artist CV (2 pages max)
  6. Work List: Artist name, title, year. medium, dimensions. Provide a short description, if necessary. Numbered image titles should correlate with the Work List.
  7. Two letters of reference from individuals you have worked with in a professional capacity; letters may be emailed directly to Debby Olins at Emailed references should have your name in the subject line.


Brandeis Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy

Brandeis was founded on the values of open inquiry, academic excellence and an abiding commitment to social justice. The history of Brandeis has shown that commitment to social justice must be an ongoing effort in both learning and implementation in order to ensure equity for all.