The Haifa municipality, the Ministry of Education and Culture in Israel and the Senate of the Free City of Bremen, Germany, established Haifa Arts Foundation in 1976. The Foundation is active in promoting art and culture in the city, supports cultural and artistic projects in the fields of theater, literature, cinema and visual arts, and grants scholarships to outstanding students in the fields of dance and music. The Foundation helps artists to publicize and promote their work, with an emphasis on projects that will not been realized without its help and involvement.
The Foundation supports artists of all ages—teenagers, adults and seniors—and all sectors of Haifa's population—Jews, Arabs, Druze, Christians and Muslims, secular and religious.
The Foundation also contributes to disabled populations.
The Foundation dedicates a portion of its resources to education, and creates shared projects for special education students and students in regular schools.
This site, in its new format, aims:
- To publicize the activities of the Foundation
- To provide a platform for Haifa's artists by which to expose their works to the public in Israel and abroad
- Serve as a means of dialogue between the Foundation and the artistic community in Haifa