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...
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 ...

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

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

At a session of the Jewish Funders Network's 2021 International Conference, Hyperallergic Editor Hrag Vartanian facilitated a ...

‘Dwelling in a Time of Plagues’ is Back for Passover

‘Dwelling in a Time of Plagues’ is Back for Passover

When we observe Passover later this month at the traditional seder meal, we will recite the 10 Plagues that God is said to have imposed

A Tour of “Dwelling in a Time of Plagues”

A Tour of “Dwelling in a Time of Plagues”

https://youtu.be/nl86kZtMzIk Tour the coast-to-coast exhibition "Dwelling in a Time of Plagues" with the artists and museum ...

The Story Behind the CANVAS Logo

The Story Behind the CANVAS Logo

When I (Ella) was asked to design the logo for CANVAS it was explained to me that this new funding collaboration would target the ...

Virtual Tour of ‘Shelter in Place’ and Artist Talk with Adam W. McKinney

Virtual Tour of ‘Shelter in Place’ and Artist Talk with Adam W. McKinney

https://vimeo.com/470262185 "Shelter in Place," at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, is a collaboration ...

Virtual Tour of ‘Clamor in the Desert’

Virtual Tour of ‘Clamor in the Desert’

Just because you're nowhere near Tucson doesn't mean you can't see Mirta Kupferminc's "Clamor in the Desert," one of three Dwelling in ...

It’s Not Too Late To Check Out ‘Dwelling in a Time of Plagues’

It’s Not Too Late To Check Out ‘Dwelling in a Time of Plagues’

While the holiday of Sukkot has ended, “Dwelling in a Time of Plagues,” the national constellation of outdoor art installations ...

Dwelling in a Time of Plagues

Dwelling in a Time of Plagues

We're thrilled to announce "Dwelling in a Time of Plagues," a celebration of life, art, and community during a pandemic year that has ...

Comedy and Catharsis in a Time of Crisis: A CANVAS Conversation

Comedy and Catharsis in a Time of Crisis: A CANVAS Conversation

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 1:30pm – 3:00pm EDT This is the second program in the CANVAS Conversations series, "Why We Invest

WATCH: A CANVAS Conversation with Nathan Englander, Marra Gad and Rachel Kadish

https://youtu.be/7dLTaWCJ3iM A rare and intimate conversation/reading with three major Jewish authors — Nathan Englander, Marra B. ...

Supporting Artists in This Moment Is Not a Luxury

Supporting Artists in This Moment Is Not a Luxury

Rebecca Guber, director and founder of CANVAS grantee Asylum Arts recently published this important op-ed in The New York Jewish Week: "I don’t typically cry at work. But last week, the tears flowed. I’ve read thousands of grant proposals in my career.

Literature in a Time of Crisis: A Conversation with Nathan Englander, Marra Gad and Rachel Kadish

Literature in a Time of Crisis: A Conversation with Nathan Englander, Marra Gad and Rachel Kadish

This is the first in a series called "Why We Invest in Our Creative Community: A CANVAS Conversation.

Amid Pandemic Challenges, Jewish Creatives Get Boost from New Arts Funding Collaborative

Amid Pandemic Challenges, Jewish Creatives Get Boost from New Arts Funding Collaborative

At a time when arts organizations and artists are reeling from the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new Jewish initiative ...

Why Artists Are Essential Workers — And How We Can Help Them

Writing in The Forward, CANVAS Founder Lou Cove discusses the unique challenges Jewish artists are facing during the COVID-19 epidemic ...

Video: Jewish Arts & Artists in a Time of COVID-19

Video: Jewish Arts & Artists in a Time of COVID-19

https://youtu.be/ITNE0_wuz94 CANVAS webinar on April 2, 2020. In a prolonged moment of social distancing and sheltering in ...

CANVAS 2020/2021 Network Grants

CANVAS 2020/2021 Network Grants

The first grant cycle for CANVAS is dedicated to supporting networks of Jewish artists and/or arts organizations. Who We Support