Supporting Local Artists

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Photo by Reuven Cohen

Artists will soon populate abandoned buildings around the city, part of a project led by Deputy Mayor Nachshon Tzuk. The properties allocated for the project are located in Hadar neighborhood and Downton, in Shapira, Khoury and HaAtzmaut streets.

Amit Eshbal, cultural advisor to Haifa 2030, oversaw the realization of the project, to which nearly two-hundred artists applied, out of which a professional committee chose nineteen, from the fields of painting, sculpting, acting, photography, music, architecture and more.

Mayor Kalisch Rotem stated that this is a welcome and important project for culture in Haifa and the community: "Our goal was to give the artists the basic conditions that would allow them to fly as high as possible. It is amazing to see how many talented artists we have in the city, with a tremendous potential for producing meaningful works that will position Haifa as an artistically groundbreaking city".

The project's director and curator, Ruth Oppenheim of the Cultural Department: "This is a wonderful project in which a city offers such a rare resource to the artists, free of charge, recognizing and understanding that their work will benefit the city and pay forward to the residents by expanding the cultural experience in the city".