Six Points Arts Fellowship Closes as UJAFed NY Declines To Renew Grant
Almost two years following the announcement of JDUB’s closing, a 2nd high-profile Jewish cultural initiative has announced the termination of its flagship New York fellowship program.
According to The Forward, “The Six Points Fellowship, a program of the Foundation for Jewish Culture that has given away some $1.26 million to artists over seven years, is shutting down its flagship New York fellowship program after the local Jewish federation decided not to offer it a new grant.
The Six Points Fellowship was started in 2006 as a partnership between the Foundation for Jewish Culture, JDub Records and Avoda Arts, an organization that promotes Jewish education through the arts. It was funded by a $948,300 grant from the UJA-Federation of New York through its Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal (COJIR), and has received a total of $1,695,297 from the UJA-Federation since 2006.”