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About

About

The Jerusalem Arts Festival is one of the main, professional and unique festivals in Jerusalem. For one week the Festival showcases productions of professional artists from Jerusalem and outside the city, underscoring the rich and wide-ranging variety in the various art and fringe fields, alongside original productions especially created for the Festival. As such, the Festival is a key component in positioning Jerusalem as a center of cultural endeavors in the fields of theater, music, dance, art, film, performance and song. The Jerusalem Arts Festival was established in 2002 by the late Ofer Maliach. As part of the Festival a commemorative evening will be held in his memory as a veteran Jerusalem artist. The evening pays tribute to Ofer’s memory and to his activities in cultivating Jerusalem’s cultural life.

The Jerusalem Arts Festival is one of the main, professional and unique festivals in Jerusalem. For one week the Festival showcases productions of professional artists from Jerusalem and outside the city, underscoring the rich and wide-ranging variety in the various art and fringe fields, alongside original productions especially created for the Festival. As such, the Festival is a key component in positioning Jerusalem as a center of cultural endeavors in the fields of theater, music, dance, art, film, performance and song. The Jerusalem Arts Festival was established in 2002 by the late Ofer Maliach. As part of the Festival a commemorative evening will be held in his memory as a veteran Jerusalem artist. The evening pays tribute to Ofer’s memory and to his activities in cultivating Jerusalem’s cultural life.

Words of the Mayor

Words of the Mayor






Dear artists and guests, I welcome the artists, visitors, spectators and everyone taking part in the Jerusalem Arts Festival. The Jerusalem Festival is considered one of the central, interesting and important cultural and artistic events this year, but first and foremost a Jerusalem event.

The Festival provides a significant opportunity for the best artists creating in the city in the areas of dance, music, theater, film, art and fringe to showcase their work. The Festival is a part of the activities of the most outstanding cultural institutions in Israel that operate in Jerusalem, among them the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School and all the other performing arts institutions. It is only natural that in the capital Jerusalem, that was always the spiritual center of the People of Israel, the best performing arts and culture institutions of Israel will showcase their work.

In keeping with a long lasting tradition, the municipality will continue to support this important festival and the artists of the city, reflecting our duty towards the artists of Jerusalem, the residents of Jerusalem and the visitors to Jerusalem. I thank all those taking part in this endeavor and wish all the visitors and spectators an enjoyable and knowledge-expanding experience, sincerely

, Moshe Leon
Mayor of Jerusalem

Dear artists and guests, I welcome the artists, visitors, spectators and everyone taking part in the Jerusalem Arts Festival. The Jerusalem Festival is considered one of the central, interesting and important cultural and artistic events this year, but first and foremost a Jerusalem event

. The Festival provides a significant opportunity for the best artists creating in the city in the areas of dance, music, theater, film, art and fringe to showcase their work. The Festival is a part of the activities of the most outstanding cultural institutions in Israel that operate in Jerusalem, among them the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School and all the other performing arts institutions. It is only natural that in the capital Jerusalem, that was always the spiritual center of the People of Israel, the best performing arts and culture institutions of Israel will showcase their work

. In keeping with a long lasting tradition, the municipality will continue to support this important festival and the artists of the city, reflecting our duty towards the artists of Jerusalem, the residents of Jerusalem and the visitors to Jerusalem. I thank all those taking part in this endeavor and wish all the visitors and spectators an enjoyable and knowledge-expanding experience, sincerely

, Moshe Leon
Mayor of Jerusalem

Words of the Head of the Culture, Society and Sport Administration

Words of the Head of the Culture, Society and Sport Administration






Dear artists and guest, the Jerusalem Arts Festival that has been held in Jerusalem for 18 years has become an anchor cultural event in Jerusalem. for the city’s artists and creators, for its cultural institutions and for the city’s residents and visitors.

During the eight days of the Festival you can enjoy dozens of quality theater, music, dance, film and visual arts productions – that will be performed in a series of events in various venues and performance spaces throughout the city.

The city of Jerusalem boasts a wide ranging cultural scene, with the dozens of unique cultural institutions and hundreds of independent artists and creators that create in the city, enrich its culture and art and embody a fascinating Jerusalem landscape throughout the year
. The Jerusalem Arts Festival offers the public an opportunity to become acquainted with these artists and to enjoy a rich and varied Jerusalem cultural experience. I wish the Festival artists and guests an enjoyable, enriching and successful festival. Best regards br>
Ariela Rajuan
Deputy Director General and Director of the Culture, Society & Leisure Administration, Jerusalem Municipality

Dear artists and guest, the Jerusalem Arts Festival that has been held in Jerusalem for 18 years has become an anchor cultural event in Jerusalem. for the city’s artists and creators, for its cultural institutions and for the city’s residents and visitors

. During the eight days of the Festival you can enjoy dozens of quality theater, music, dance, film and visual arts productions – that will be performed in a series of events in various venues and performance spaces throughout the city

. The city of Jerusalem boasts a wide ranging cultural scene, with the dozens of unique cultural institutions and hundreds of independent artists and creators that create in the city, enrich its culture and art and embody a fascinating Jerusalem landscape throughout the year
. The Jerusalem Arts Festival offers the public an opportunity to become acquainted with these artists and to enjoy a rich and varied Jerusalem cultural experience. I wish the Festival artists and guests an enjoyable, enriching and successful festival, best regards br>
, Ariela Rajuan
Deputy Director General and Director of the Culture, Society & Leisure Administration, Jerusalem Municipality
Dear artists and guest, the Jerusalem Arts Festival that has been held in Jerusalem for 18 years has become an anchor cultural event in Jerusalem. for the city’s artists and creators, for its cultural institutions and for the city’s residents and visitors

. During the eight days of the Festival you can enjoy dozens of quality theater, music, dance, film and visual arts productions – that will be performed in a series of events in various venues and performance spaces throughout the city

. The city of Jerusalem boasts a wide ranging cultural scene, with the dozens of unique cultural institutions and hundreds of independent artists and creators that create in the city, enrich its culture and art and embody a fascinating Jerusalem landscape throughout the year
. The Jerusalem Arts Festival offers the public an opportunity to become acquainted with these artists and to enjoy a rich and varied Jerusalem cultural experience. I wish the Festival artists and guests an enjoyable, enriching and successful festival, best regards br>
, Ariela Rajuan
Deputy Director General and Director of the Culture, Society & Leisure Administration, Jerusalem Municipality

Words of the Culture and Arts Division Manager

Words of the Culture and Arts Division Manager






The Jerusalem Arts Festival program presented here speaks for itself
I would like to add several words about the policy and processes of the Culture and Arts Division in working with the hundreds of artists and creators which make the festival possible, the artists and cultural entities in Jerusalem in general and the public at large.

In recent years the Division has implemented a strategy that places the entities and the artists at the forefront of the city’s cultural endeavor. We believe that it is our first priority to enable original artistic work, to cultivate and offer a stage to institutions and independent artists.

Development of the artistic creative sphere and the city’s artists positions the city as a home and a hotbed for culture and art, connects the city to international culture, enhances the city’s attractiveness to audiences from Israel and tourists from abroad, and significantly contributes to the pace of life in the city and to its cultural scene.

We have been blessed with thousands of culture creators that live in the city, with quality institutions and art schools that develop new generations of culture and art creators who are integrated into the fabric of the city. It is our responsibility to strengthen and expand what already exists, to provide more and more work and art spaces, to accompany artists that request support and professional enrichment and to provide a platform to these artists as a first priority.

The Jerusalem Arts Festival further reflects this policy every year. I wish you, the artists and creators, as well as the Festival’s production teams and the team leading and producing the Festival in the Culture and Arts Division - success and a sense of satisfaction with your participation in the Festival. And to the general public, many enjoyable and interesting experiences. See you at the Festival

, Yoram Braverman
Culture and Arts Division Manager

The Jerusalem Arts Festival program presented here speaks for itself
I would like to add several words about the policy and processes of the Culture and Arts Division in working with the hundreds of artists and creators which make the festival possible, the artists and cultural entities in Jerusalem in general and the public at large

. In recent years the Division has implemented a strategy that places the entities and the artists at the forefront of the city’s cultural endeavor. We believe that it is our first priority to enable original artistic work, to cultivate and offer a stage to institutions and independent artists

. Development of the artistic creative sphere and the city’s artists positions the city as a home and a hotbed for culture and art, connects the city to international culture, enhances the city’s attractiveness to audiences from Israel and tourists from abroad, and significantly contributes to the pace of life in the city and to its cultural scene

. We have been blessed with thousands of culture creators that live in the city, with quality institutions and art schools that develop new generations of culture and art creators who are integrated into the fabric of the city. It is our responsibility to strengthen and expand what already exists, to provide more and more work and art spaces, to accompany artists that request support and professional enrichment and to provide a platform to these artists as a first priority

. The Jerusalem Arts Festival further reflects this policy every year. I wish you, the artists and creators, as well as the Festival’s production teams and the team leading and producing the Festival in the Culture and Arts Division - success and a sense of satisfaction with your participation in the Festival. And to the general public, many enjoyable and interesting experiences. See you at the Festival

, Yoram Braverman
Culture and Arts Division Manager

המערכת

Culture & Arts Manager

Yoram Braverman

Responsible for performing arts

Sami Navot

Festival Director and Theater Shows

Rachel Zivoni

Public Relations

Moran Paz PR

Drawing of main image

Amir Tomashov

Design

Brief

Music Shows

Moshe De-Gracia

Dance Shows

Einat Raz-Globerman

Visual Art

Hila Smoliansky

Shows for Children

Ronit Mizrahi

Production team

Ilana Amsalem, Sigal Daniel, Katy Mordechai, Itamar Ushhpiz, Anna Mushkin

New-Media Management

Hirshman Productions

Shows for Children

Ronit Mizrahi

Production team

Ilana Amsalem, Sigal Daniel, Katy Mordechai, Itamar Ushhpiz, Anna Mushkin

New-Media Management

Hirshman Productions

Public Relations

Moran Paz PR

Drawing of main image

Amir Tomashov

Design

Brief

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