The Financial Lives of Artists

The financial life of an artist is rife with irregularities. One bountiful month may be followed by a season of drought. A project that demands arduous work may offer “exposure” rather than earnings; a commercial venture may be lucrative but artistically unfulfilling. 

Why Fund Jewish Arts and Culture?

Why Fund Jewish Arts and Culture?

At JFN's 2021 conference, Hyperallergic Editor Hrag Vartanian asked Jewish funders: Why invest in Jewish arts and culture? Passover comments from the audience illustrated by the New Yorker's Liana Finck. See the drawings and watch the video.

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Plastover: An Exodus from Plastic Waste.

Plastover: An Exodus from Plastic Waste.

Reboot challenges us to eliminate plastic for the duration of Passover. No plastic bags, straws, wrappers, cellophane, bubble wrap, take-out containers. It won’t be easy, but they have all the resources you need to make it happen.  

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Plagues + Liberation + Street Art

Plagues + Liberation + Street Art

Hillel Smith's Jewish Street Art Festival enlisted four artists to paint five murals as part of Dwelling in a Time of Plagues. Maya Ciarrocchi, Bareket Kezwer, Mike Wirth, and Smith consider contemporary plagues — grief, binary thinking, food and housing insecurity — with public art.

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Download Your “Dwelling” Companion Book

Download Your “Dwelling” Companion Book

We are pleased to share with you this gorgeous companion to Dwelling in a Time of Plagues, a Jewish creative response to the real-world plagues of our time. This coast-to-coast offline/online exhibition involves dozens of museums, public sites, and online platforms. Dwelling in a Time of Plagues invited ten artists and ten writers to respond to two questions: What has most plagued you in this year of plagues? What has liberated you?  The companion...

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Introducing the CANVAS Compendium

Introducing the CANVAS Compendium

CANVAS works to achieve a 21st-century Jewish cultural renaissance through grantmaking, advocacy, and education. The brand-new CANVAS Compendium is part of this effort — a newsletter designed to convey the highest quality and remarkable diversity of contemporary Jewish creativity. Each week we will share with you a few of our favorite projects and practitioners. We’ll keep it brief, and we’ll make sure it’s highly curated, but we predict you’ll be amazed by how energized the field is. For...

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