Clone of The Bezalel Residency Program End of Year Exhibition
The concept for the Bezalel Residency Program was initially developed in Paris, as the result of a partnership between the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation and Beaux-Arts Academy, with the intent to make art and the creative process accessible to elementary schoolchildren from low socio-economic backgrounds. In 2015, a partnership was born between the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem to establish the Bezalel Residency Program.
Each year, eight outstanding students from Bezalel Academy’s graduate programs are selected to take part in this innovative program, making an impact on hundreds of schoolchildren. The Bezalel Residents are placed in four elementary schools in Jerusalem and four in Tel Aviv where they work 20 hours a week as artists-in-residents, and in exchange they receive full-tuition scholarships and a monthly living stipend. Each Resident receives a classroom within their school, which they transform into an artist studio and together with the children they create authentic art. As the Bezalel Residents guide and teach the elementary school children, they themselves undergo a meaningful experience which advances their personal and professional development.
The year culminates in an End of Year Exhibition, where a selection of the best projects created by the Residents and children are displayed at the Edmond de Rothschild Center in Tel Aviv. The Exhibition will take place June 7th to 26th at the Edmond de Rothschild Center in Tel Aviv, at 104 Rothschild Blvd. Open to the public Sunday - Thursday 16:00-20:00 and Fridays 10:00-14:00.
The Public Opening will take place on June 7th at 18:00