Mission The mission of the Jewish Arts and Culture Lab is to enable the Arts to be a Jewish source of expression and inspiration for local artists and the broader community. This is achieved through unique style annual Fellowships and Programming that integrates traditional Jewish texts, values, and history into the Arts. The Jewish Arts and Culture Lab was created in partnership between the Mandel JCC, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and the Shaker Launchhouse.
Fellowship Program The Cleveland Jewish Arts and Culture Lab is an award-winning program that offers Fellowships to Jewishly identified creative practitioners in the Cleveland area. Fellows study together for 12 sessions from December through April, mostly Monday evenings, and create original artwork that is exhibited in the Mandel JCC in the spring. Fellows receive a stipend of $750.
This Year's Theme This year, Fellows will be studying the theme "Outside, Inside: Exploring Boundaries" through Jewish texts and learning. No institutional affiliation or background is required, only the commitment to a meaningful creative journey.