“It is particularly at this stepping off point when students leave the academic incubator that AICF’s involvement is so crucial. AICF is interested, respectful of, and committed to exhibiting the achievements of these artists as part and parcel of the cultural and artistic fabric of Israel.” – Prof. Avi Eisenstein, Department of Visual Communication, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.
- More than 600 institutions have been supported by AICF since 1939.
- Since 1943, over $22m has been awarded to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Today, 60% of its members have been AICF recipients.
- Since 1961, over $2m has been awarded to the Batsheva Dance Company.
AICF’s legacy remains vital in Israel’s most prominent institutions. One need only glance at Israel’s cultural landscape—from its most basic social infrastructure (in AICF’s early days, we also supported social and health institutions) to its grandest arts institutions—to see AICF’s history in action. Though AICF, in recent history, has primarily supported individual artists, our institutional supported provided much of the foundation for the thriving cultural environment which Israel enjoys today.
Here are a few of the institutions we supported and the years they were funded:
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, 1943-1999
Haifa Symphony Orchestra, 1953-1996
Rubin Academy, 1963-2000
Culture to the People (Omanut La’am), 1980-1998
Jerusalem Music Centre’s Young Musicians Unit, 1991-2005
Art & Design
Israel Museum, 1959-1986
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 1965-1992
Haifa Museum of Ancient Art, 1953-1974
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, 1960-2000
Acquisition of Israeli art for various museums, 1987-2005
Cameri Theatre, 1943-1985
Habimah National Theatre, 1948-1974
Haifa Municipal Theatre, 1949-1987
Jerusalem Theatre, 1951-1974
Studio Nissan Nativ, 1983-1999