Comic Book Artists-in-Residence Programme
About the Programme
In 2022, the National Library of Israel (NLI) will move to its new home. This is a major milestone in the Library’s transformative renewal process, which aims to preserve and open access to the cultural and intellectual treasures of the State of Israel and the Jewish people safeguarded in its collections. The Library’s collections encompass millions of items, including books, photographs, manuscripts, recordings, historic press and much more. These extensive collections serve as a dynamic national memory for the Jewish people worldwide and Israelis of all backgrounds and faiths.
The Education and Culture Division of the Library is an integral component of this process of renewal and it will be offering new initiatives and projects helping to establish the National Library of Israel as a leading international centre for culture and education. SADEH – Creative Hub is one of these new initiatives, and it will be launched in 2021 as a part of the preparations towards this transformative move.
In the first edition of 2021, SADEH will invite four Israeli and two European comic artists to create a series of comic books, which will be based on the vast collection of the National Library of Israel. The artistic director of the series is the illustrator and comic book artist Rutu Modan.
Participants will receive a one-time scholarship of 25,000 NIS for the whole programme period.