University of Wisconsin Hillel is pleased to offer The Madison Jewish Artists’ Lab, generously supported by a grant from the Covenant Foundation. At the UW Hillel we understand that the arts play an essential role in our education and can be a fundamental way for a person to experience and to strengthen one’s Jewish identity.
The Madison Jewish Artists’ Lab addresses the need to broaden the impact of the arts in Jewish life, helping foster meaning, community, identity, and spirituality. For the participating artists, the lab will be an opportunity for participants to challenge their intellect and their creativity and will provide a community of creativity, support, and enrichment.
The Madison Jewish Artists' Lab program will select a cohort of ten to twelve artists. The Laboratory will meet twice monthly at UW Hillel, Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life. These meetings — facilitated by UW Hillel faculty and outside experts — will include opportunities for Jewish text study, discussions of topics and themes relating to Jewish art, and occasions for critical evaluation of participants' work. An exhibit of participants' work will be mounted at in late spring 2017.
Sponsor: UW Hillel and The Covenant Foundation