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Arts and Culture Initiative


As an investor and convener, CJP is committed to supporting a rich and vibrant Jewish arts and culture community within Greater Boston. We will support Jewish artists and arts organizations through fellowships, grants, and partnerships, and by fostering engagement with this work throughout our community.
Arts and culture can powerfully connect us to Jewishness and to one another; bring us into deep and challenging conversations; and illuminate and preserve Jewish experience and memory. Through this work, we will celebrate, heal, and engage with the world. 
We are excited to explore and appreciate the beauty of Jewish arts and culture, together. 

What are we working on?

  • Community Creative Fellowship
    • A partnership with the Jewish Arts Collaborative, this fellowship will give two Greater Boston-area artists the opportunity to create, learn, and engage with the community for more than seven months
    • Applications are now closed for the 2020-2021 fellowship. Get more information and keep an eye out for an announcement of the inaugural fellows in the fall of 2020
  • CJP Arts and Culture Grant Pool
    CJP will be launching the largest Jewish arts and culture grant pool in the Greater Boston area in the winter of 2020/2021. Artists can apply as individuals or in groups, and grants will range from $2,500 to $20,000. The grant pool seeks to support art that:
    • Embraces the diversity and complexity of Jewish identity, community, and tradition
    • Sparks questions, fosters curiosity, and/or invites communal dialogue on a range of topics, both within the Jewish community and/or across diverse communities 
    • Creatively interprets or re-invents Jewish teachings, life, ritual, or tradition

Contact Sophie K. to receive information on the grant application process as soon as it is available.

Sophie Krentzman is leading CJP into the arts and culture space to support and lift up our creative community. In this video, get to know Sophie's artistic background, discover how this work became a priority for CJP, and learn about the key arts and culture initiatives for this year and beyond.