Source: eJewish Philanthropy
The Schusterman Visiting Artist Program has announced the names of 10 leading Israeli artists it will place in residencies at colleges and universities across the U.S. this fall and next spring. The artists – celebrated in a variety of disciplines, including filmmaking, choreography, music and literature – will spend two to four months presenting their work to audiences across North America through relevant programming, classes, exhibitions and performances.
Among the 10 artists coming this year is Joshua Sobol, whose plays have been produced at theaters around the world, including in the U.S., Israel, England, Norway, Austria and Japan. Renowned for his play Ghetto, which has been produced in more than 25 countries, he is also the author of Cut Throat Dog, published last year in the United States (Melville House). Sobol will be artist-in-residence at the University of Washington in spring 2012.
With funding from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and others, the Schusterman Visiting Artist Program, founded in June 2008, is one of the largest organized residency programs of Israeli artists ever launched in the U.S. It awards Israeli artists – including filmmakers, choreographers, musicians, writers and visual artists – long-term residencies at North American universities, museums, Jewish community centers and other cultural organizations, with a focus on fostering interaction between the artists and the communities where they are based.