Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence Position at the Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale
New Haven, Connecticut
December 1 – March 1
Award: $10,000, plus travel and reasonable and necessary expenses

 The Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale seeks an artist for the center’s annual residency program. Slifka is seeking artists working in any medium who are invested in sustaining a vibrant and diverse world of Jewish art, in its many definitions, forms, and variations. Resident artists will investigate the selected theme through the creation of an original piece, collaborations with Yale students, and in a public facing exhibition at the Slifka Center. This inaugural cycle of the residency will be focused on the central question, “When (and how) Does Speech become Violence?” As a Jewish institution, Slifka Center invites artists of all religious practices – and no religious practice.

 The Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale nourishes and invigorates the bodies and souls of students, faculty members, and community members through popular and evolving forms of Jewish association. A multi-pronged exploration of the arts constitutes one of our most exciting and provocative sites of collaborative Jewish expression and creativity. This residency is a pilot program – artists would be substantively involved in shaping the program itself.

 Residency Outline:
– Artists will be commissioned to create an original piece that interrogates the central question to be finished at the conclusion of the residency.
– Artists will work with a small student cohort throughout the residency on a collaborative project of their choosing. This could be guided workshops, discussion groups, shared exhibition exercises, study sessions, lectures, etc. Students will work with the artist during their two or three visits to Yale and will work independently at the artist’s direction in between visits.
– Artists will present their work as well as their work with students at a public facing event at the end of the residency.

Covered expenses in addition to award:
– Living expenses for time spent in New Haven
– Travel expenses for travel to and from Yale
– Materials costs for the commissioned art piece
– Program costs associated with working with students

 To apply, fill out the application form
Application closes July 25
Email Aviva Green ( with questions.