Campus and the city
March 16, 2017 13:00
The municipality, under Mayor Nir Barkat, has made an effort to upgrade cultural life here, and to support artistic endeavor.
An architectural drawing of the new Jerusalem Arts Campus.
(photo credit:EFRAT-KOWALSKY ARCHITECTS)
It is no secret that Jerusalem has had its trials and tribulations through the years. We’re not talking sieges on the Old City waged by Titus two millennia ago. This is about the here and now, the tough times endured, for example, by downtown Jerusalem businesses through the second intifada and even through the very protracted process of construction of the light rail.Artists, too, have had their fair share of challenges and continue to struggle to find affordable studio space in the capital.