Wherever Jews settled in the world, artists and thinkers created new traditions and interpretations that enriched Jewish life and responded to contemporary challenges. This creativity enabled successive generations to discover the beauty of Judaism and draw on its resources to imagine new futures. Today, as ever, we need artists and cultural producers to lead the way, harnessing creativity, imagination, and courage to shape the Jewish future and more just and democratic societies.

The Mandel Cultural Leadership Program is a fellowship for artists and producers who aim to reimagine Jewish life and galvanize action on a range of social issues through their creative work. The two-year fellowship includes an educational program, support from an adviser, and a $40,000 stipend to advance a project. Candidates must be current residents of the US or Canada to be eligible. The deadline to apply is April 17.

To learn more, visit mandelinstitute.org.