• This year’s theme of עִיר מִקְלָט “Ir Miklat: City of Refuge” can be found in a small corner of parshat Matot-Masei (Numbers 30:2 - 36:13). It epitomizes how we want this year’s institute to feel: a space where both the individual and the community at the heart of the Havurah ethos can come together in a safe space to create something meaningful, where our connections are welcoming and inclusive, fun and exciting, relaxing and energizing, and insightful and spiritually significant for our diverse community of participants.

    The Core Team envisions Institute as our City of Refuge--a place that’s safe--this year more than ever. What is it YOU need refuge from? We welcome you to join us at Pearlstone Center for sanctuary and refuge, to renew and refresh, and to play, rest, create and learn with us! Summer Institute will take place july 29-August 4, 2024.

2024 Artist-in-Residence

Submit an Application

Call for NHC Timbrel Artist in Residence
National Havurah Committee Summer Institute
July 29th-August 4 th , Pearlstone Retreat Center, Reisterstown, MD.

Applications are due Tuesday, February 27th

Apply to be a Timbrel Artist in Residence!

The National Havurah Committee invites artists in all creative disciplines to apply to be
Timbrel Artist in Residence at the 2024 Havurah Summer Institute. Artists in Residence
attend the Institute at no cost for themselves and their families. The residency includes
an honorarium of $1,500, and a budget for materials and travel (details depend on
circumstances and art form).

The theme of this year’s Institute is עיר מקלט, “Ir Miklat: City of Refuge” (Numbers
chapter 35). This year, we are looking for applications that highlight this theme, and
especially for artistic work that focuses on social justice. For example, your medium
might be fiber art that meets specific social needs, art designed for people with physical
differences, or art that addresses economic, environmental, or racial injustice. Previous
artists have represented the disciplines of music, theater, storytelling, puppetry, poetry,
visual arts, and dance, and more.

Jews of Color and from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. The NHC is
committed to building an inclusive Jewish community, and to establishing systems of
support for all who attend.

The Artist in Residence will:

● Teach one course (four 90-minute sessions), connected to this year’s theme of
עיר מקלט, “Ir Miklat: City of Refuge”
● Create art with our Kids’ Camp
● Teach additional workshops or programs, to be developed with the planning
● Make a presentation of your students’ work for the whole community.
Please note: It is a communal value of the NHC that those who teach are also students
and all who study with us, teach us as well. The Artist in Residence is a full member of
the Institute community.

The Havurah Institute encompasses a wide range of Jews from many communities. The
NHC Summer Institute is a week-long opportunity for intergenerational and pluralistic
community, singing, prayer, and learning.

For more information, please contact air@havurah.org. To apply, click here.
For tips on applying, please see below:

Tips for Applicants

■ Be focused—We appreciate applications with an achievable goal and a clear
sense of timing.
■ The course outline is important—show us that you have thought through the
class carefully and you know how to plan a lesson. You can block out how
long each activity will take per session, for example.
■ It is nice when participants can come away with some finished piece that
they’ve collaborated on, presented to the community, and/or can take home.
■ Proposals should have a Jewish connection, and ideally some connection to
the theme.
■ Courses should have participants actively self-expressing through an art form.
Incorporating text is great, but a class focused primarily on text or on
discussing art should probably be a course proposal, rather than an artist-in-
residence proposal. Some time scheduled for discussion and processing is
■ We would like to get a sense of your own artistic practice in your bio and extra
■ If your work intersects with our interest in art and social justice, tell us about
your previous experiences; send us examples of similar projects.

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