Batsheva Art Prize Open Call
We are excited to announce the launch of the Batsheva Art Prize, an annual award that pays homage to the memory of Batsheva Revivo-Ziser while celebrating the diversity of artistic expression in the Israel Palestine region. Co-founded by The Lobby Art Space and the Ziser Family, this 30,000 ILS art prize not only stands as a testament to the unifying force of art but also commemorates a cherished individual who embodied creativity and unity.
Batsheva Revivo-Ziser's legacy continues to inspire us all. Her passion for art transcended boundaries, resonating deeply with the ethos of this prize. By fostering a platform that encourages artists from across this divided region to submit their work, we honor her memory by fostering a space for diverse voices to be heard and celebrated.
At the heart of the Batsheva Art Prize lies the belief that art can serve as a bridge, connecting individuals and communities through shared experiences and emotions. This prize seeks to amplify the voices of artists and invites them to contribute to a broader narrative of understanding and cooperation.
In the inclusive spirit of Batsheva, artists of all levels and disciplines are invited to participate with the aim of recognizing and highlighting the rich tapestry of creative expressions that make up the art world. Join us in celebrating the art of this region, its history, its challenges, and its potential. By engaging with this initiative, artists not only contend for recognition but also participate in a collective journey toward unity through their unique artistic visions.
Submissions for the Batsheva Art Prize are now open; please see further details below and see here to read more about Batsheva’s story.
About The Lobby Art Space:
The lobby is a non-profit, interdisciplinary gallery space that accommodates artists, curators, and creators, fostering their actions within its architecture. It aims to unite and showcase social, local, and peripheral art through site-specific interventions. The viewer's experience forms an integral part of the projects showcased at this venue, encompassing lectures, exhibitions, poetry, and musical performances.
About the Ziser Family:
The Ziser Family is committed to fostering cultural enrichment and artistic growth. The initiative reflects their dedication to bridging differences and embracing the transformative power of the arts. The Art Prize is supported by Ziser London, a private investment group specializing in commercial and residential real estate.
Orit Mor - curator and director of The Lobby Art Space
Leor Grady - visual artist
Ron Ziser - visual artist and designer
Ravit Harari - curator
Anisa Ashkar - visual artist
The winning artist will be awarded a 20,000 ILS cash prize.
A solo exhibition at the Lobby Art Space in Tel Aviv
Up to 5,000 ILS towards production of new body of work for an exhibition responding to The Lobby Art Space. (depending on individual needs). See FAQ’s for more details.
5,000 ILS towards production of an exhibition catalog.
Entry requirements and preparation:
prime residency in the Israel/Palestine region - see FAQs for more details.
be 18 or over
a short bio and contact information uploaded as a PDF using the google form below - please do not send this to us as an email.
At least 5 images of artworks from the past 5 years - must be uploaded as a PDF using the google form also. See guidelines for formatting this document here.
Applications open from 18/10/23
Deadline for applying is 01/01/24 at 20:00
Winner announced february 2024
Solo exhibition date in Fall 2024 extract date TBC
If you have any questions please visit our FAQ’s page and If you still need clarification please send us an email.. Best of luck from the Batsheva Art Prize team! We look forward to receiving your applications.
To apply, fill out the google application form found here
* Batsheva Art Prize team may choose the most suitable winner, according to its sole choice and without having to specify the reasons for its election, and any third party shall not have any claim and/or demand in connection with the foregoing in direct and/or indirect manner.