Six Points

The Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists supports individual artists who want to develop new projects with a Jewish focus, theme, or element. It began as an innovative strategic partnership of Avoda Arts, Foundation for Jewish Culture, and JDub Records, and it is in transition to become a program of the Foundation for Jewish Culture.

The fellowship is based on the belief that creative expression is essential to Jewish community, identity, and meaning, and the fellowship was created to support the artists who contribute to that process. The two-year program provides emerging artists working in music, visual arts, and performing arts with a living stipend, financial project support, professional development workshops, and ongoing peer and professional-led learning opportunities.

In New York City, the Six Points Fellowship currently supports 9 artists; our pilot cohort supported 12 artists who created new projects exploring Jewish ideas. The Six Points Fellowship also supports 9 artists in Los Angeles.

Our first cohort of 12 artists (2007-2009) created critically acclaimed projects that reached an impressive number and range of people: the artists’ work drew over 19,000 audience members, their websites and blogs logged over 250,000 individual visits, and press has appeared in The New York Times, Village Voice, Time Out, The Forward, The Jewish Week, and hundreds of blogs. Their work was recognized by a Guggenheim Fellowship, Drama Desk Award nomination, Innovative Theater Award, Puppet Lab Fellowship, as well as shown at major museums such as the Israel Museum and the Museum of Art and Design.

Lead Funding for the Six Points Fellowship New York City Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 comes from UJA-Federation of New York. Support for the Los Angeles Cohort comes from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Righteous Persons Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Joyce & Irving Goldman Family Foundation, Slingshot Fund, Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York, The Morningstar Foundation, and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

For more information, check out the Six Points Fellowship homepage.


A three-day retreat for a group of international artists. March 3-5. Come join us to learn, build, connect, and create.

We are pleased to invite you to join us for Asylum: International Jewish Artist Retreat. We will be bringing together a group of sixty multi-disciplinary emerging Jewish artists from around the world to learn from industry professionals, working artists, and from each other.

We will be creating a global community of Jewish artists, and we want you to join us! 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.

We want visual artists, playwrights, choreographers, musicians, composers, photographers, filmmakers, screenwriters, poets, and writers! We are looking for artists from all disciplines who are working at a high level of excellence, and are dedicated to pursuing a professional career as creators of new works. Professional skill-building workshops will help you develop concrete skills that will lead to a more successful long-term career in the arts, and we hope the personal and professional relationships you’ll create over the three-day retreat will lead to new, exciting collaborations and opportunities.

This retreat is a Connection Point organized by the Six Points Fellowship, in partnership with ROI Community, a global network of Jewish innovators.

What is ROI?
ROI Community is a global community of Jewish innovators created by Lynn Schusterman. ROI connects dynamic, creative Jews and gives them the tools, support and space to turn their ideas into innovative work that will change the face of Jewish life today and tomorrow. ROI Community conferences, Connection Points, professional development, mentorship opportunities and financial support empower ROI members as leaders, activists and change-agents in shaping the Jewish future. Further information about the ROI Connectors Program can be found here.

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More information on Asylum can be found here.

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