The Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists Program will bring 13 prominent Israeli artists for residencies at top universities across the United States for the 2017-2018 academic year. Among the artists are director, writer, and co-creator of the hit HBO TV series “In Treatment” Nir Bergman, who will team-teach with award-winning documentary filmmaker David Ofek; Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Tamar Kay, whose “The Mute’s House” won international acclaim; and choreographer Roy Assaf, whose company will perform at New York’s Baryshnikov Arts Center (NY) during his tenure.
The Visiting Artists Program is an initiative of the Israel Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based academic institute aimed to enhance the study of modern Israel by bringing Israeli filmmakers, choreographers, musicians, writers and visual artists to leading universities and other cultural organizations in North America for residencies.
The program, founded by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation in 2008, fosters interaction between the artists and the communities in which they are based, exposing a broader audience to contemporary Israeli culture.
Since inception, the program has supported 83 residencies at colleges and universities across North America. To date, 93 artists have participated, among them a recipient of The Israel Prize, Israel’s most prestigious award; an Emmy nominee; numerous recipients of Israel’s highest literary awards; and many winners of multiple Israeli Oscars.
Click here for a full listing of visiting Israeli artists.