Artport Tel Aviv was founded in 2011 aiming to be a home for emerging artists and a significant milestone in their artistic career.
Artport is a nonprofit organization promoting Israeli contemporary visual art, its core being a residency program for Israeli and international artists. Through additional activities such as conferences, lectures, exhibitions, professional workshops for artists and an annual art book fair, Artport serves the general public and the local art scene, promoting relations between art and society.
Artport was founded by Mr. Jason Arison, Chairman of The Ted Arison Family Foundation, continuing the Arison family’s vast activity supporting and initiating leading projects of arts and culture in Israel and the United States. Artport is part of The Center for Young Art, initiated by Jason out of his passion for the arts and his wish to support emerging artists.
For more information about the Ted Arison Family Foundation, visit www.arison. co.il.
Based on the belief that art and artists lead to a change in our society, Artport is a home for artists at significant stages of their professional development, supporting and enabling the creation of new art.
To provide artists the possibility to focus on their artistic and professional development.
To give artists the opportunity to create both independently and as part of a diverse group of artists, from different disciplines, backgrounds and nationalities.
To follow and guide the artists after the program’s conclusion and to create an active alumni community.
To promote collaboration with leading organizations, locally and internationally, enabling joint learning, a mutual working experience, networking and familiarization with the art world.
To hold activities aimed at enhancing the local art scene.
Each year six Israeli artist are selected to participate in our 12-months-long program through an open call. This close knitted group sustains their own studio practice while participating in a weekly meeting, workshops and art tours. The residents share a little kitchen and a large outdoor space where many meetings, meals and conversations take place.
International artists (8-10 a year) are accepted by invitation for shorter periods of 1-3 months. We provide travel, accommodation, a studio, a monthly stipend as well as close curatorial support, studio visits by leading local and international curators and professionals, workshops, lectures, production support and possibly small production funds. The International artists join the residency activities while working on their own project or research.
The artists in the residency are working side-by-side and are expected to join a weekly meeting as well as art tours around the country. All International residents are asked to do local studio visits and have at least one event that is open to the public (exhibition/ artist talk/ workshop etc).
Please note that international artists are currently accepted only by invitation and we do not have an open call for international artists.
Ilan De Vries, Dan Muggia, Ido Barel and Sally Haftel Naveh
We thank them for their time, and for sharing their knowledge with us.
We also wish to thank Iddo Markus, Yael Burstein and Gaby Ron for thier guidance during our first years. Their input and advice have led our way and will continue to do so.