Jewish arts and culture inspire deeper connections to our identity and community. Through the Kultura Collective grants, we’re providing Jewish cultural organizations with new opportunities and support to develop creative projects that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.
This year, we invited Jewish arts and culture leaders to propose projects that were collaborative, engaged diverse audiences, explored Jewish identity, and combatted antisemitism by building bridges within the local community. Four creative and bold proposals were selected by UJA’s Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee and are set to run until spring 2023.
There’s a real variety of programming to look forward to, including:
- the continuation of the Ethiopian-Israeli Concert series from the Ashkenaz Foundation, with the Canada Israel Cultural Foundation, Consulate General of Israel in Toronto, and others;
- the immersive production of Gloria: A Life, at the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company, with the Ontario Jewish Archives and the Jewish Immigrant Aid Services (JIAS);
- HaMapah in Toronto, an evocative dance-based exhibition and performance, presented by the Prosserman JCC, FENTSTER, the Holocaust Education Centre, No Silence on race, and others;
- and The Manor, an exhibition from the Ontario Jewish Archives, with Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda, exploring the history of Bathurst Manor, on view at the Prosserman JCC this October.
These programs will roll out throughout the next year. Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media to learn more.