A New State-of-the Art Home for Jerusalem’s Art Students

 A New State Of The Art Home For Jerusalem’S Art Students

Photo Credit: UJAFedNY

A New State-of-the Art Home for Jerusalem’s Art Students

Hundreds of arts and culture students come to learn, create and work in Jerusalem every year, but lack appropriate facilities to advance their art – until now.

As part of a strategic approach to empower the creative class in Jerusalem, the city will be home to the Jerusalem Arts Campus (JAC) that will house four of the city’s premier institutes of higher arts education: The Nissan Nativ Acting Studio, the Center for Middle Eastern Music, the School of Visual Theater, and the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School.

Thanks to the generous support of the Kirsh Family’s $10 million donation to the project, and thanks to the partnership with Mayor Barkat and the UJA Federation of New York, the JAC will soon become a reality. 

The JAC, located in the center of the city, is part of a municipal-wide approach developed by Mayor Nir Barkat to empower the creative class and revitalize Jerusalem’s downtown cultural renaissance by bringing 650 students, and 10,000 square meters of performing arts facilities of the highest caliber.

The facility will include shared space for collaboration between the schools and a plaza for public performances. It is widely expected to not only increase the student population in Jerusalem but also bring economic vitality to the city center.

“The Jerusalem Arts Campus is an integral part of the cultural revival taking place in the heart of Jerusalem, and will serve as an anchor for the city’s creative class, solidifying Jerusalem’s place as an international center for arts and creativity,” said Mayor Barkat in promoting the campus’ development. 

We  look forward to many years of fruitful creativity in the center of Jerusalem thanks to the Jerusalem Arts Campus and partnerships with the Municipality and the UJA Federation of NY.  Together, we will continue to shape Jerusalem as a modern and vibrant city.