JCC Maccabi ArtsFest Information and Arts Specialties

 

2017 ArtsFest will take place in Miami, FL from August 4-11th, 2016.

Click here to learn more about 2016 JCC Maccabi ArtsFest.

 

To see highlights from 2015 JCC Maccabi ArtsFest, click here!

 

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest is a collaborative art workshop for Jewish Teens ages 13-17.  JCC Maccabi ArtsFest brings together artists from all over the world. It welcomes them into the international Maccabi community, which also includes athletes who participate in the JCC Maccabi Games, which runs parallel to ArtsFest.  The skills learned during the week of workshops will be displayed as part of the closing performance and exhibit. 

 

Members of Team LA-Westside JCC not only attend ArtsFest, but also connect with the program throughout the summer at social events (like Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium), community service and volunteer at SOVA, leadership programs and more! Additionally, this summer our delegation will fly in early to each host community to celebrate Shabbat together, bond as a delegation, and get to know the host community better before the official Games programming begins. 

 

This year, teens artists will have the opportunity to delve into their craft with Artists-in-Residence, internationally acclaimed artists in their field, in any of the following specialties:

Arts Specialty

Acting/Improv

Culinary
Dance
Musical Theater
Rock Band
Star Reporter (Journalism)
Visual Arts
Vocal Music/Glee

 

 

As part of ArtsFest, artists will:

  • Participate in workshops with professional artists
  • Participate in fun and meaningful Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) projects
  • Enjoy opening and closing festivities
  • Experience home hospitality
  • Meet teens from across the country and around the world

Acceptance into the JCC Maccabi ArtsFest program is based upon online submission of an audition. The 2017 audition/application will go live in the fall. Please visit http://www.jccmaccabiartsfest.org/ to learn more about this program which brings together teen artists from around the world. Artists who are accepted into this program will participate as members of the Team Los Angeles--Westside JCC Delegation to the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest, and will travel with this group, be chaperoned by Team LA-Westside staff, and have opportunities to connect with teens and artists within our local community before we travel to the Games and ArtsFest.