Art Kibbutz is a unique Jewish artists’ residency program that takes place on Governor's Island, a public island in the waterways of New York City just a short ferry ride from Brooklyn May 31-September 19th 2016.
In summer, this land trust buzzes with multiple artist residencies and arts events, set among picturesque landscapes, waterfront views, and in unique historic architecture. With studios for visual artists, writers, composers, performing artists as well as presentation space, the Art Kibbutz summer studios building is a welcoming place for artists interested joining a lively Jewish arts community.
Art Kibbutz’s Summer Residency offers shared, cooperative multidisciplinary space where artists experience a retreat-style residency just a short ferry ride from the frenetic buzz of New York City. While on Governors Island, 70+ artists from all mediums create new works, develop their practice, and find potential collaborators, while drawing inspiration from community, learning, and our beautiful natural setting.
On Sundays, open studio events, lectures, artist talks, and arts fairs draw a large public audience to Governors Island. During the annual River To River festival, Governors Island Art Fair and Figment Festival, Art Kibbutz shares in receiving thousands of visitors to the island through our own programs of live performance and visual art installations in this stunning parkland setting. As the only Jewish organization currently participating in Governors Island summer activities, Art Kibbutz attracts a unique mix of artists and audience.