Vocational training - the Tarbut School
The Community Art Studies vocational training program titled “Tarbut School”, equips artists and cultural advocates with practical tools to establish and operate art and education projects in communities throughout the Israel.
The school was established in the city of Afula where the Tarbut Movement headquarters is located and where the most veteran Art Kibbutz is settled. The program incorporates the study of culture policy, local government, strategic planning, art intervention, cultural Judaism and project management.
The two-year track is recognized by the Ministry of Culture as a professional certification and provides academic accreditation to its graduates. The programs has approx. 30 students each year, and over 250 graduates to this day.
Graduates of the Tarbut School, can continue their academic studies in a unique program created in cooperation with the Beit Berl College. The program specializes in training educators in dialogue and informal teaching techniques, and provides an undergraduate degree in education and art with a teaching certificate.
The program places an emphasis on learning through experiencing educational activities in diverse frameworks where learning takes place in study groups, lectures, peer learning, educational staff and research groups. The assessment process is unique in which all participants are involved in the learning and assessment process.
Artists from the Tarbut Movement study in the program each year, in order to strengthen their professional training and acquire tools for educational work in the field. To date, there are over 120 graduates of the undergraduate program, and in 2021, 70 students will study in the second year program.