Arts & Community

The Arts & Community Task Force focuses on developing relationships between people through creative collaboration, experiences, and professional connections. Our programs include people from creative and professional disciplines including, but not limited to; Theater, Performance Art, Fine Art, Music, Dance, Art Therapy, Photography, Design, Architecture, Film, History, Entrepreneurship, Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnography, Business, and more.

Participants in the Artist in Residency Program

Participants in the Artist in Residency Program

Examples of the Arts & Community Programs :

  • The Artist in Residency (AIR) Exchange Program annually brings U.S. artists to the Western Galilee and Israeli artists to the U.S. Central Area Consortium communities to make personal connections with community members through a wide range of artistic disciplines. The AIR program encourages contemporary artistic creation and collaboration in hopes to generate new artistic discourse between participants and local residents. It is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas and enrichment for communities.
  • The Community Visionaries Delegation Exchange Program is an opportunity to learn from unique and creative community visionaries who are experts in their fields and share their time through lectures, panel discussions, informal meetings.
  • The Performing Art Series and Yom Ha’Atzmaut Performances are programs offered to our US communities as a way to connect local audiences with creative Israeli entertainment including dance, violin concerts, theater performances, and more.
  • Professional Seminars including Professors and Business Professionals
Rennovations at the Efendi Hotel in Akko, Israel

Restoration at the Efendi Hotel in Akko, Israel

We continue to offer artists and professionals in our communities exhibition opportunities, lecture opportunities and an ongoing chance to develop new initiatives within the task force. If you have an idea that connects your community to the Western Galilee through Arts & Community themes please contact Noa Epstein, the arts coordinator at:

Artist in Residency (AIR) Exchange Program

Examples of Program Activity

Art & Creative Institutions in the Western Galilee


Artist In Residency Videos: Artists speak of their experience

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