The Jerusalem Print Workshop is an art center dedicated to the advancement of printmaking
The Jerusalem Print Workshop was founded in 1974 by Arik Kilemnik – winner of the 2001 Teddy Kollek Jerusalem Foundation Prize and the 2016 Culture and Sports Ministry Lifetime Achievement Award – as a non-profit organization for the benefit of the public. Since 1977 the Workshop has been located in a picturesque building from the Ottoman period in the Morasha neighbourhood, on the seamline between east and west Jerusalem. The vision of the Workshop was and still is to create a home for artists and artistic activity in Jerusalem that would combine the preservation of traditional techniques alongside the development of innovative ones, thus ensuring the direct continuation of the rich tradition of Hebrew printmaking in Jerusalem and in Israel.
By virtue of this vision and the confidence of its members, the Workshop, in its forty years of existence, has managed to become a leading institution in the local and international art world, which attracts artists and culture lovers from Israel and the world. Today, the Workshop is a cultural and educational center, known as one of the most influential institutions in the fields of culture, education and society in Jerusalem. In 1984 the Workshop was awarded the Eugene Kolb Prize for Israeli Graphic Art, from the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The Workshop operates as a learning center for printmaking techniques, offering courses, seminars, tours and activities for artists and the general public. The place also holds two active galleries and a rich library. The Workshop’s print collection is the largest and of the highest quality in Israel, representing a broad and comprehensive cross-section selection of original Israeli prints.