The 13th Midarom Multidisciplinary Arts Festival in the Negev town of Ofakim is a celebration of life and community.
The partnership between the municipality and Sapir College’s Culture, Creativity and Production Department, dissolves the boundaries between the artistic sphere and the public domain, transforming an entire city into a venue for creative expression.
Planned for March 20 -23, 2023, the festival will take place at multiple locations around town.
Among other events, the Ruth Kanner interactive theatre troupe will collect and reflect real life stories of people in the heart of a local neighborhood; fans of piyutim - traditional Jewish liturgical poetry - can sample and sing along with this time honored art form while touring iconic synagogues throughout the city; and Tal Friedman, noted Israel actor and comedian, will take his audience on a poignant journey of self-discovery at Beit-Hayotzer, an occupational therapy center for people with disabilities that will open its doors to the entire community in honor of the occasion.
At age 13, the Midarom Festival has taken its place as an anchor of cultural life in the Negev, and a leading example of how Sapir is empowering communities across the region.