The Adi Foundation seeks to nurture the work of artists exploring the nexus between art and Judaism. To that end, the Foundation's central project is a biennial international competition in the visual arts and design on a theme related to Jewish thought and tradition. This competition is open to artists, including students, from a wide variety of fields in the visual arts, including painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, photography, video, installation art, computer art and design (Judaica, industrial design, graphic design, jewelry, fashion, etc.).
The theme of the fourth Adi Prize (2008) is Rupture and Repair. Information on the theme, including a source book on the subject, is available on the Foundation’s web-site.
The winner of the competition, which will be judged by a distinguished panel of independent jurors, will be awarded The Adi Prize for Jewish Expression in Art and Design and a monetary award in the amount of N.I.S. 50,000. Works selected as finalists, will receive a monetary award of N.I.S. 2,000.
The winning entry along with the finalists will be included in a book to be published by the Adi Foundation. An exhibition with the finalists' artworks will be held in Israel in spring 2010.
Rules, Procedures, and Deadlines:
-- Artists may make only one submission
-- Artworks must be of reasonable size such that they can be exhibited.
-- Artworks must express the theme of the competition, Rupture and Repair in Jewish culture, thought, and tradition.
-- Artists' collaborations are permitted.
-- Works submitted must never have been exhibited in public, or reproduced. (This restriction applies until the completion of the competition process with the closing of the accompanying exhibition in summer 2010).
Please consult the complete "Competition Guidelines" on the Foundation's web-site.
Phase I: Deadline December 1, 2008, via the Web-site of the Adi Foundation
Submission material: artist’s biography, description of the artwork, artist’s statement (up to 250 words, explaining the relation between the artwork and the theme “Rupture and Repair”), up to 6 images of the artwork. In case of time-based media, 6 copies of a CD or DVD should be sent to the Foundation’s offices (prior to the dead-line).
Art works in progress may be submitted provided that they will be completed in time for Phase II of the competition in summer 2009.
Please note: all materials should be submitted in English. Hebrew speaking artists are encouraged to also submit in Hebrew.
Finalists must arrange for their original artworks to be received for the final judges meeting at the address and by the date that will be specified by the Adi Foundation (not before June 2009).
The winner will be announced in October 2009. It is planned to open the exhibition in June 2010.