Winners of Tel Aviv art residency program selected

The Ted Arison Family Foundation has announced the names of the six Israeli artists who have been selected to participate in the prestigious Artport Tel Aviv artist residency program.

Each artist will receive his or her own studio, a stipend of NIS 5,000 a month and an option for housing. The winners, selected from among 500 candidates, are Boris Dikerman, Noa Gur, Nevet Yitzhak, Rani Lavie, Leor Grady and Guy Pitshon.
This is the second year the foundation has offered the program, which is the flagship of the Center for Young Art, a non-profit association launched by Arison foundation chairman Jason Arison.
‏(Ellie Armon Azoulay‏)

Nearly a third of Israeli TV viewers watched ‘Music School’ finale

Nearly a third of Israeli television viewers watched the second-season finale of the Channel 2 reality show “Music School,” a talent show for musically gifted Israeli children who are mentored by celebrity musicians, less than the finale for the previous season.

The show scored a 30.1 percent rating ‏(34.7 percent among Jewish viewers‏) when it aired Tuesday night, compared with 36.4 percent overall and 41.5 percent among Jewish viewers for the last show of the first season.

The winner Tuesday was 8-year-old Agam Buhbut from Be’er Sheva. According to Channel 2’s franchisee, the season’s average rating was 33.6 percent among Jewish viewers.

(Gili Izikovich‏)