An annual new summer season of culture will take place in Jerusalem beginning in 2011. This new season will focus on supporting arts and culture with a cutting edge, contemporary feel by integrating existing art, introducing new programs and facilitating collaborations among local and international artists, arts organizations and venues across the city, while helping to establish the city as a global center of creativity.
Itay Mautner, the season’s artistic director, said, “Jerusalem’s social, ethnic and religious diversity has fueled the imagination of generations of artists. We are here to encourage this voice to thrive and flourish and to make the arts and culture accessible to all in Jerusalem.”
Naomi Bloch Fortis, the season’s senior strategic advisor, added, “Today Jerusalem is home to a vibrant arts scene, with over 100 cultural institutions, each expressing a different voice and unique essence. We look forward to our work with all of the artists and arts organizations here to create an inspired and stimulating season.”
The Schusterman Foundation-Israel initiated this season with assistance from a growing list of supporters including the municipality of Jerusalem and the Russell Berrie Foundation.
To stay up to date, check out The Jerusalem Season of Culture website.