You may not have heard of Rimon: the Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, but Jewish artists and innovators around the country have.

A few things you should know about Rimon:

“Our budget is modest—we give away a max of $3,000 yearly in our grant process,” says David Harris, Rimon Director, “but often ours is the grant that enables an artist or organization to get additional funding. And sometimes, $3,000 is all that’s needed to get a project going.”

  • David Harris, Rimon Director, receives regular calls asking how he built such a successful organization.
  • For the fifth year in a row, Rimon has been recognized in the Slingshot Guide, a national  resource of groundbreaking and significant Jewish organizations and programs.

Since 1995, Rimon has directly impacted artists in the Twin Cities:

  • Rimon adds flavor to the local Jewish community with events, shows, and Artist Salons.
  • Rimon provides financial and marketing resources for artists to build careers.
  • Rimon creates opportunities for artists and audiences to engage each other.

The Minneapolis Jewish Federation, recognizing that artists are an important—though often ignored—asset to our community, helped create Rimon. Each year, Federation provides Rimon with an allocation that the small organization is able to more than quadruple, a prime example of leveraging community dollars. Additionally, Rimon has found that their grantees are also doing incredible things with less money than they anticipated.

 

What’s next from Rimon

 

From Selfie to GroupieFrom Selfie to Groupie
March 20 | 4 p.m.
The St. Paul JCC
$12 ($9 for St. Paul JCC members)

Photographer Alina Bliumis and moderator Leslie Morris discuss From Selfie to Groupie, a book of photographs and essays that explore the variety and intricacy of Jewish-American identity among Russian-Jewish immigrants throughout the United States. This Rimon Artist Salon is co-presented by the Twin Cities Jewish Book Series and Russian American Jews of Minnesota (RAJMN). Please contact the Rimon office or purchase tickets here.

 

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