HBI Artist Program

2020 HBI Artist Program

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

The 2020 HBI Artist Program provides an artist the opportunity to have a solo exhibition for 12 weeks at the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University. Proposals must relate to the HBI’s mission of developing fresh ideas about Jews and gender.

Program Structure

How 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 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 dolins@brandeis.edu. Emailed references should have your name in the subject line.

All application materials must be received by July 31, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Decisions will be announced in early October 2019


Are artist collaboratives invited to submit a proposal?

Yes, we welcome artist collaboratives that can demonstrate a history of collaborative projects. Please submit one application only that includes:

  • Exhibition Proposal

  • Collaborative Artist Statement

  • Budget

  • Any relevant Artist CVs

  • 2 Letters of Reference

  • 10-15 images total for consideration

Does the HBI Artist Program provide housing or travel budget for artists?

HBI will provide $2500 to support your project, which may be used to cover travel, lodging, shipping and materials needed. Artists will make their own travel arrangements.

What if my project goes over the $2500 stipend?

HBI will provide $2500 to support your travel, lodging, shipping and/or materials.

For projects in excess of $2500, artists should seek outside funding sources.

Am I able to edit my application online?

Unfortunately not. We recommend preparing your written components and images before submitting the digital application.

May I submit my materials by mail?

No, please submit your application through the online link only.

If you have additional questions, please contact Deborah Olins at dolins@brandeis.edu.