About the project

The Jerusalem Center for Visual Arts was established to foster interaction between art activities in Israel and abroad and between local and international artists.The center’s primary undertaking is an artist-in-residence program that brings international artists to create work in and inspired by Jerusalem. For many years, artists stayed at the Mount Zion Artists’ Residence, a 19th Century structure formerly known as the Rose House located atop Mt. Zion that was renovated for this purpose. The center also has hosted international museum curators and has provided stipends and prizes, including the Jan & Marie Anne Krugier-Poniatowski Prize, to young artists. The residence was closed in 2004, but the program continues to operate based at the Mishkenot Sha’ananim Cultural Center & Guest House. Leading figures who have participated in the center’s programs have included Hiroshi Sugimto, Dennis Creffield, Cen Zhen, Dennis Adams and Daniel Quintero. The facility became home to the Jerusalem Intercultural Center n 2007.

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