Asylum Arts - International Jewish Artist Retreat

Whether you’ve previously explored Jewish topics in your work, or are looking for an opportunity to delve into this area, this retreat will allow you to explore and deepen your connection to Jewish ideas, culture, and community, with an international group of like-minded artists. 

North AmericaGarrison, NY
Dec 9 to 12, 20188:15 AM - 8:15 PM
Apply by: 
Jun 24, 2018
Arts & Culture

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Posted June 14, 2018.

International Jewish Artist Retreat
December 9-12, 2018 · Garrison, NY

For the fifth year, we will be bringing together Jewish artists from all over the world for our International Jewish Artist Retreat, a four-day retreat of learning, community building, and professional development. The retreat allows artists to explore and deepen their connections to Jewish ideas, culture, and community. 65 multi-disciplinary artists from around the world will come together at the beautiful Garrison Institute in New York to learn from industry professionals, working artists, and from each other.

Master classes and seminars will be led by professionals from leading arts organizations, empowering emerging artists with the professional skills necessary for a more successful long-term career in the arts. These sessions have previously included marketing techniques to strengthen your artist profile and online presence, negotiating relationships, fundraising practices and more. Participating artists will also lead sessions in their areas of expertise. Previous artist workshops have included movement through imagination, stop motion animation, improvisation without instruments, storytelling in virtual reality, Jewish typography, meditation, and much more. We believe that by bringing together a global community of emerging Jewish artists, new art and relationships will be fostered that cross national boundaries and artistic mediums.


Artists will be drawn through a recommendation and open call process, and represent varied disciplines such as visual arts, theater, music, dance, film, photography, new media, writing, etc.  Artists must be creators of new work. This means we are looking for artists who generate their own work, rather than those who interpret the work of others (e.g. actors or singers – though we appreciate what they do!). Artists need to demonstrate a high level of excellence, work professionally in their field, and have a willingness to engage in a learning community and process. Artists should be within the stage of emerging, and generally within the ages of 22-45. 


We will be staying in shared accommodations at the Garrison Institute in upstate New York from December 9-12, 2018. Each participating artist must commit to attending the entire retreat period, from Sunday to Wednesday, as it is essential to the goals of both communal and professional development. 

While our retreat is subsidized, and all costs during the retreat period are covered, we ask each participant to pay a $100 fee to demonstrate commitment to our program and its goals. We will be offering stipends to those travelling from outside New York. After the retreat, artists will become part of our 500+ Asylum Alumni community and are therefore eligible to apply to our small grants program. 

Applications are now open and will be due on June 24, 2018. For further questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected]. For more information visit 

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