Some 70 top young Jewish artists from around the world gathered in Garrison, NY on March 23-26, 2014 for the Asylum Arts International Jewish Artist Retreat. The one-of-a-kind networking and learning experience is intended to connect and empower Jewish artists around the world, ultimately to help cultivate an international community of Jewish artists.
The retreat was organized by Asylum Arts, a first-of-its-kind global network of Jewish artists that has recently launched with the support of the Schusterman Philanthropic Network and aims to engage more people with Jewish ideas, identity and community through the vibrant Jewish and Israeli cultural landscapes. Asylum Arts supports contemporary Jewish culture worldwide, bringing greater exposure to artists and cultural initiatives, providing opportunities for new projects and collaborations and elevating the level of excellence and artistic activity.
Asylum Arts International Jewish Artist Retreat was created as part of Schusterman Connection Points, an initiative launched by the Schusterman Philanthropic Network, a global enterprise that supports and creates innovative initiatives for the purpose of igniting the passion and unleashing the power in young people to create positive change in Jewish communities and beyond. Additional support is provided by Genesis Philanthropy Group and Righteous Persons Foundation.