Apply to be a Timbrel Artist-in-Residence!
The Timbrel Artist-in-Residence Program seeks artists with talent and passion to share at the 2022 Havurah Institute. Artists from all disciplines are welcome. Past artists have represented the disciplines of music, theater, storytelling, puppetry, poetry, visual arts, and dance, among others. Artists-in-Residence will receive admission to the Institute for themselves and their families, an honorarium of $1,500, and a budget for materials and travel.
This year’s Summer Institute is planned for July 25–31, 2022 at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, with the theme of:
וְיַחֵד לְבָבֵנוּ / Unite Our Hearts / v’Yacheid L’vaveinu.
Jews of Color are especially encouraged to apply. The National Havurah Committee has begun an ongoing effort towards increasing diversity and equity in our community. This includes community education addressing the reality of the community’s history as one predominantly comprising white Jews, proactively inviting Jews of Color into the community — particularly into prominent roles like the Artist in Residence, establishing systems of support for Jews of Color who attend, and hiring consultants who are Jews of Color to guide us in this process.
Applications are due by January 23, 2022. We will notify you regarding the status of your application by mid-March.
Tips for Applicants
- Be focused—if you are a practitioner of many different artforms, that is wonderful, but you do not need to include them all in one 4-session course! 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 lesson plan. You can block out how long each activity will take per session, for example.
- It is nice if 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 some 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 welcome.
- We would like to get a sense of your own artistic practice in your bio and extra materials.