The art of leaving Jerusalem

The lack of affordable workspace is causing a talent drain, as artists are forced to pull up their stakes in the city and find more viable places to create.

February 23, 2017 16:44
Art in Jerusalem

Art in action at the Artists’ Studio. (photo credit: PR)

Over his eight years-plus, and counting, tenure as mayor, Nir Barkat has flown the flag of culture and the arts high and proud across the capital.

Indeed, one gets the distinct impression that in recent times, the quantity and spread of festivals, for example, has swelled appreciably. The Mekudeshet (“Sacred”) Festival has been taking place in the Old City for the past six years, and has become an important fixture in the national entertainment calendar.


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