Cartoonist Liana Finck and the Art & Culture of Funding Jewish Art & Culture

Liana Finck cartoon

At a session of the Jewish Funders Network’s 2021 International Conference, Hyperallergic Editor Hrag Vartanian facilitated a discussion asking some of the biggest investors in Jewish arts and culture: Why do we invest in Jewish arts and culture? Do we fund art for art’s sake, or do these investments overlap with our broader philanthropic goals? And how do we measure and evaluate impact in this sector? Scroll down to watch the video.

Since the session took place shortly before Passover and the launch of “Dwelling in a Time of Plagues,” audience members were invited to share what has plagued them and what has blessed or liberated them in this pandemic year. New Yorker cartoonist and Asylum Arts fellow Liana Finck then created the quick interpretations below.

This conversation features New Yorker cartoonist Liana Finck and is moderated by Hrag Vartanian, Editor in Chief at Hyperallergic, a leading voice in contemporary perspectives on art, culture, and more.

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Rabbi Marc Baker, President and CEO, Combined Jewish Philanthropies
Rachel Levin, Senior Advisor, The Righteous Persons Foundation

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