Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

Jerusalem festival for disabled artists begins

June 13, 2014 01:10

For the eighth year, the Jerusalem Municipality is holding an annual arts festival featuring works and performances by disabled artists from across the country.

Through June 20, the festival will display the creations of over 350 artists and showcase 60 dance, musical, and acting performances throughout the capital. According to the municipality, the festival was initiated to recognize, empower and include artists with special needs.

The events will take place at the Jerusalem Theater, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem Cinematheque and various other locales.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat praised the festival as an expression of shared values and commitment to mutual respect. “We will continue to encourage cooperation and to find additional ways to promote the special needs population,” said Barkat. “It is our duty and our responsibility as citizens – and as the festival proves, ‘the sky is indeed the limit.’”

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
April 29, 2017
Rouhani warns voters to prevent "extremism" returning to Iran


Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 14 - 31
    Beer Sheva
    15 - 24
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 18 - 26
    15 - 24
  • 23 - 37
    17 - 32