Call for Submissions: Shmita Project Canada


October 25, 2021

The Miles Nadal JCC is partnering with Shoresh and Hazon to promote more Shmita connection in Canada via Hazon’s Shmita Prizes. Canadians are encouraged to make art inspired by Shmita and make submissions to the Shmita Prizes. 

Their submissions will be eligible to participate in the MNjcc’s Virtual exhibit in Spring 2022. Submissions are due December 6th, 2021. More info at

Jewish tradition is rooted in ritual objects, texts, music and practices that facilitate both a personal and collective engagement with the Jewish cycle of the year. At Hazon and with our international partners, we are harnessing the power of the arts to explore the intersection of the shmita wisdom teachings with contemporary Jewish life. The Shmita Prizes award artists and creatives – from all levels of experience and age groups – for works of art that bring into focus the relevancy and application of shmita values in our contemporary world. These art works will offer creative avenues with which to prepare for, mark and engage with the shmita year.

We are taking a unique and public art approach to the Shmita Prizes. Your submissions will make up an archive on our webpage gallery where the public can learn more about you and what you have created. This shmita creative arts collection will serve as a source of inspiration for others, while building a global network of Jewish artists committed to engaging with the teachings and values of shmita. *Please be certain to check the box at the end of this form granting Hazon permission to post your image and a bit about you and your work. Thank you!

Shmita Prizes submissions are being received on a rolling basis and will close on Chanukah, 2021. Apply here!

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