CJP and the Jewish Arts Collaborative have named two native artists as fellows in the second one cohort of the Neighborhood Ingenious Fellowship, established closing 12 months. Paloma Valenzuela of Boston, a screenwriter, director, manufacturer and filmmaker, and Rotem Goldenberg of Cambridge, a multidisciplinary artist, puppeteer, storyteller and scientific clown, will function fellows for the 2021-22 season. Each artists will obtain $20,000 in ingenious arts grants to additional their paintings bringing distinctive, authentic artwork to lifestyles.
CJP and JArts have labored intently over time to enhance and amplify where of colourful Jewish arts and tradition in Better Boston. As a part of our ongoing partnership, CJP and JArts evolved and introduced the fellowship within the fall of 2020 to enhance Boston-area creatives as they explored Jewish id thru artwork and tradition. Ingenious employees in all creative media—visible artists, musicians, performers, writers, cooks, coders and others—had been invited to use. Paloma and Rotem had been decided on out of a box of 32 proficient candidates.
“Construction at the nice luck of our first fellowship staff closing 12 months, we’re excited to enhance those two various and achieved artists in exploring new paintings and serving as a group useful resource,” mentioned Kimberlee Schumacher, CJP’s vp of partnerships and products and services. “An increasing number of individuals are exploring Jewish artwork and tradition for brand new views and approaches to their Jewish id. We consider that the humanities have a novel energy to teach, excite and unfold the richness of Jewish tradition to all. In these days’s multicultural global, artwork is an impressive instrument to glue various communities.”
Laura Mandel, JArts govt director, added, “We established the fellowship to foster and enhance the introduction of recent paintings that displays the artists’ personal Jewish exploration, and to create dialogues that have interaction the wider Boston group within the creative procedure. Our first fellows this previous 12 months, musician Yoni Battat and visible artist Adriana Katzew, created superb ultimate works that had been very much knowledgeable by means of the group workshops they performed.”
Rotem Goldberg is a multidisciplinary artist, puppeteer and storyteller. She has carried out in more than a few gala’s international, and for the previous decade has been running in scientific clowning, offering lighthearted leisure and accompanying youngsters and their households to therapies and procedures by way of the Dream Medical doctors Mission. She labored in Nepal, along side 4 different scientific clowns, within the aftermath of the earthquake of 2015 in an army medical institution arrange by means of the Israeli military, in addition to in different hospitals across the nation. For the previous 4 years, she has additionally been running as a social clown at a boarding college run by means of the NGO Emunah. She is a member of The Holot Theater, a bunch of asylum seekers and Israelis coping with the numerous issues encountered by means of asylum seekers in Israel, and guides workshops and offers talks in Israel and around the globe on puppet theater, scientific clowning, the artwork of storytelling and social theater in line with the Augusto Boal manner. She holds a twin bachelor’s level from Tel Aviv College within the multidisciplinary program in humanities and in theater arts (summa cum laude).
Paloma Valenzuela is a Dominican American/Jewish American author, director and actress at first from Jamaica Undeniable. She is the ingenious director of the manufacturing operation Los angeles Palomita Productions primarily based in Boston and the Dominican Republic. She could also be the author, manufacturer and writer of the comedic internet sequence “The Pineapple Diaries.” The display used to be featured in Latina Mag’s “5 Internet Collection Each and every Latinx Must Watch Proper Now.” In 2018-2019 Paloma used to be decided on as an Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Community Salon Luminary. She has additionally collaborated with organizations akin to Urbano Mission and Hyde Sq. Process Power and teaches screenwriting at Brandeis College.
The second one degree of the fellowship begins this month and runs thru June of 2022.
Rotem and Paloma shall be paired with mentors all through the process the fellowship and are anticipated to paintings with plenty of teams—together with colleges, senior residing amenities, synagogues, group facilities and different organizations—over the route in their appointment. A core part of the fellowship shall be a capstone challenge, which each and every fellow will increase in accordance with their forte spaces and impressed by means of their engagement with the group.
“Arts and tradition can profoundly attach us to Jewishness and to each other,” Schumacher mentioned. “They bring about us into deep and difficult conversations and remove darkness from and keep Jewish revel in and reminiscence. JArts has been an excellent catalyst for the introduction of recent Jewish artwork in addition to for the presentation of the artwork and tradition of our previous. We’re thankful for his or her management in bringing pleasure thru artwork to such a lot of people and households in the neighborhood and around the globe.”
Laura Mandel thanked CJP for its imaginative and prescient and enhance for the humanities. “CJP has regularly been known as one of the forward-thinking and artistic federations within the nation,” she mentioned. “And their singular reputation of the significance that arts and tradition holds in our group and our lives has made them a fashion for others. We’re proud and extremely joyful to paintings with them in this challenge and at some point.”
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