Jewish Animation Company Announces Summer Artist Residency Program

February 19, 2012

Source: eJewish Philanthropy


The award-winning Jewish non-profit production company G-dcast has announced Studio G-dcast, jewish-animation-company-announces-summer-artist-residency-program/ and opened up the application process for this summer artists’ residency to take place at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Over the week of August 12-17, 2012, six student animators and six storytellers will come together for an intensive residency that combines art and Jewish learning. Animator-storyteller chevrutas – the Hebrew word for study pairs – will adapt classic Jewish texts into six short films. The program is free of charge to participants, who will receive travel, lodging and intensive training and studio experiences in animated storytelling from a talented staff of educators.


Studio G-dcast will be led by an innovative group of educators – a film producer, animator and screenwriter will join two Jewish educators in creating a media beit midrash - house of study – where participants will do close readings of ancient stories and adapt them into short films via contemporary technology and storytelling via prose, poetry, and song. The cohort will work collaboratively at the CJM as well as paying visits to a recording studio and Bay Area animation hotspots.


The CJM will provide work space, creative educators, and logistical support to the program team, as well as hosting a public presentation of works-in-progress at the residency’s end.


Admission to the program will be competitive and applications have launched and will remain open until March 9th. Prospective participants will complete biographical and artistic statements as well as a creative assignment to be considered. A selection committee featuring Jewish educators, filmmakers, and arts programmers will make decisions about the cohort in the spring.

Updated: Mar. 05, 2012