The Workshop is a premier arts and culture organization providing fellowship experiences for professional JoCISM (Jews of Color, Jewish-Indigenous, Sephardi, Mizrahi) artists. As a JoC-led organization, their dual mission is to provide unparalleled career support for talented JoCISM artists and create art-forward, learning and community-building experiences that reinforce Jewish identity.
Last year, with support from the JoCI, the Workshop Fellowship consisted of nine cohort meetings, a weekend-long artist retreat, and two well-attended public works-in-progress showings at Jewish Theological Seminary and JCC Manhattan. Each fellow received funding, creative pastoral support from artistic director Rabbi Kendell Pinkney, career mentorship from senior creatives, and access to national grant opportunities. In coming years, with continued support from JoCI, The Workshop will continue to foster a robust JoC artistic community, and to expand beyond New York as the organization grows.