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Jerusalem Municipality Provides an Additional Grant for Jerusalem Artists and Stage Workers

The Jerusalem Municipality has found a way to provide financial assistance to artists and stage workers who play an active role in the city’s cultural activities – special assistance grants of NIS 4,000 each.

Against the background of the Corona crisis: The Jerusalem Municipality has found a way to provide financial assistance to artists and stage workers who play an active role in the city’s cultural activities – special assistance grants of NIS 4,000 each.

The Jerusalem Municipality recently issued a call to artists and stage workers on unpaid leave or whose work was stopped due to the Corona crisis. The grant committee, which included representatives of the Municipality’s Attorney General, the Culture Department and the Welfare Department, received 83 requests, 74 of which were approved. Each of the 74 approved requests received NIS 4,000.

This is the second round of grants given by the Jerusalem Municipality to local artists, where this time it was decided to accept grant requests from people holding other jobs in the world of culture, such as stage workers. A total of NIS 576,000 was granted in the first round, and NIS 296,000 will be granted in the current round.

The Municipality emphasizes that this move joins a series of projects promoting culture during the Corona crisis, including the music trucks that went through the neighborhoods, cultural performances featuring leading Israeli artists in capsules in the Municipality plaza, the Outline Festival: Illustration & Poetics, the Someone To Run With exhibition throughout the city, CloseUpJLM – a free movie library combined with movie screenings in capsules throughout the city, the screening of dance performances in the public space and more.