City Artist Project
Ensuring Tel Aviv’s cultural heritage lives on for future generations
The City Artist program is designed to showcase the work of an important iconic artist who grew up in Tel Aviv. It aims to cultivate a love and appreciation of historic Israeli cultural figures among new generations of Israelis who may not be familiar with the artist’s work. Each year, a new artist who is central to Tel Aviv’s cultural heritage will be selected for the program. The first year will focus on the work of Natan Alterman.
Natan Alterman is a beloved poet, playwright, journalist, and translator. This project will help to ensure his impact on Tel Aviv’s cultural heritage lives on for future generations. Thirty different public events and activities will be developed over a 12 month period. Some will be one-off events while others will run over a period of months (e.g. educational activities in city libraries). The artist’s work will be explored in a variety of ways: from literature to visual art, video art, theater, dance, and children’s activities.
The Tel Aviv Foundation is seeking a philanthropic investment in the City Artist program. The requested donation is over three years to ensure growth and continuity of the program.
Requested donation (over three years): $735,000