Applications Open! TENT: Encounters with Jewish Culture 2014

7 Nov


Immersive, intense, free, week-long workshops for anyone, ages 21 to 30, who’s curious about the connections between Jewishness and modern culture.

Tent: Comics, NYC, January 19-26, 2014, lead by Jeremy Dauber and hosted by Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, Columbia University, will explore the role that Jews have played in the development of comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels, from their invention to the present. Special guest speakers and workshop leaders include Emily Cohen, Jules Feiffer, Ben Katchor, Miriam Katin, Paul Levitz, Eddy Portnoy. Plus visits to the Forward and DC Comics.

Tent: Museums, NYC, June 22-28, 2014, lead by Jeffrey Shandler and hosted at the Jewish Museum, will offer a space for brainstorming and re-imagining the relevance of Jewish museums to contemporary culture. The seminar will be structured around conversations with curators, artists, and other creative professionals who make, acquire, and display artworks and artifacts in dynamic ways.

Tent: Fashion, Montreal, August 2014, lead by Jenna Weissman-Joselit and hosted at A Bit off the Top at Federation CJA, will illuminate the multi-faceted connection between Jews and fashion. Participants will learn about Jews’ involvement in pattern making, tailoring, and other garment businesses. Throughout the course of the week participants will learn about fashion trades like wig making, fur, and tanning in hands-on workshops and visits. There will also be private talks and workshops with contemporary designers and fashion bloggers.

20 participants, aged 21-30 will be selected to participate in each program. The seminars are offered free to accepted applicants—lodging, most meals, tickets to shows, and much more is provided— participants are responsible for the cost of transportation to/from the host city. Participants will learn from masters in workshops and experiential sessions, eat and drink well, meet contemporary leaders in their field, find new collaborators, and join the active Tent: Alumni community.

Also checkout: Tent DIY Grants
DIY grants allow Tent participants to create new programs in their home communities that will continue the conversations they started during their weeks together.

Applications for all programs are being accepted and deadlines are fast approaching, so please encourage anyone you know who may be interested to apply now You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter

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