Jewish Arts & Artists In A Time Of COVID-19

Thursday, April 02, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT
New York, NY
United States

In a prolonged moment of social distancing and sheltering in place, we find ourselves turning to artists for help. Artists and creatives are actively providing entertainment and distraction when we are stranded in our homes. They are helping us empathize with those who are suffering, process our own feelings, and let us try to come to terms with our new reality, together.Ā 

But artists are also among the first to suffer in this moment.Ā 

Working artists have seen their incomes evaporate. Performances, gallery openings, standing gigs, book releases, all have been cancelled or put on indefinite hold.

This conversation, hosted by CANVAS -- a new collaborative giving fund devoted to Jewish arts & culture and incubated at JFN -- will give participants a firsthand account of how these issues are playing out in real-time, and how funders within the Jewish community and beyond are rising to the occasion.


Lou Cove
Founder of CANVAS & Senior Advisor at the Harold Grinspoon Foundation


Tzivia Schwartz-Getzug
JFN West Coast Director & Senior Advisor at CANVASĀ 

Ben Gundersheimer
AKA Mister G
Latin GRAMMY Winner and Penguin-RandomHouse/PJ Library Author

Naomi Firestone-Teeter
Executive Director
Jewish Book CouncilĀ 

Shayna Rose Triebwasser
Righteous Persons Foundation
Senior Philanthropic Advisor

Malka Aliza Travaglini
The Klarman Family Foundation
Senior Program Officer


Tamar Frydman ·

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