Pardes Arts & Culture Fellowship

Explore the Intersection of Art and Torah

The Arts and Culture Fellowship supports applicants with rich backgrounds in the arts including music, theater, creative writing, visual arts, dance, or other media. Candidates should be highly motivated and bring experience in facilitating creative communal programming. 

Fellows pursue a self-directed personal project that will be informed by their intensive Jewish text study, with support from a mentor. Fellows are also responsible for infusing the larger Pardes community with a spirit of creativity through offering workshops, enriching holiday programming, and helping others explore the local arts scene. Fellows meet periodically as a cohort to experiment with ideas and techniques, share works in progress, and explore the intersection of the arts and Jewish text more broadly.

Fellows must submit examples of past work and a proposal for a personal project as part of the fellowship application.

All Arts and Culture Fellows are full-time participants of the Pardes Year/Semester program, with flexibility to attend for the full year or a single semester.

Fellows may work with staff to accommodate up to five weekly hours toward their independent project work.

Admissions are rolling, with financial aid priority given to earlier applicants.

All Arts and Culture Fellows will receive:

  • A living expenses grant ranging from $200-$600/month (exact amount determined by financial need)
  • Highly subsidized Year Program tuition: $3,000 discount for those not eligible for Masa Israel Journey funding / $2,000 discount for those eligible for Masa funding