Jewish Artists as Communal Leaders: The Case for Investing in This Untapped Resource

Thursday, October 13, 2022, 2:00pm – 3:15pm EDT

This session of CANVAS' Matters of the Art will focus on initiatives designed to support the development of artists and creatives as leaders not just in the Jewish arts and culture field, but also in the Jewish community and beyond. There are a number of initiatives under development in this area, including at the foundations and organizations represented by our speakers. We hope you'll join us for this fascinating conversation illustrating how investing in creative leaders can provide powerful opportunities to support thriving Jewish communities.


Eva Heinstein
Senior Research Fellow, Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation

Rabbi Adina Allen
Co-Founder & Creative Director, Jewish Studio Project

Rabbi Kendell Pinkney
Founding Artistic Director, The Workshop

Rabbi Matt Green 
Director, New Jewish Culture Fellowship


CANVAS is a collaborative fund dedicated to elevating the ecosystem of Jewish arts and culture. This work is done through strategic grantmaking, field advocacy, and immersive educational opportunities for funders of the arts and those who would like to be. Matters of the Art is a CANVAS/JFN funder group dedicated to exploring trends, opportunities, and gaps in the field of Jewish arts and culture.

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