Obshestvo IRAS was founded 15 December 2005 in Tel Aviv – Israel and Moscow - Russia by Gil Pahl and Israeli-Russian Artists as a Non-Profit Volunteer Organization – pending formal registration.
Membership : over 100 Artists in 2005 – mostly Musicians ,Vocalists, Poets, Writers, Painters , Sculptors, Performing Artists.
Currently the IRAS data base includes over 450 artists, further expansion is planned. (as of June 2008)
The majority of members immigrated from Russia-CIS to Israel and perfectly blend Russian and Israeli Art and Culture, targeting Russian and mixed Russian-Israeli Audiences.
Members perform domestically, throughout Israel including charity performances and special performances as well as internationally.
IRAS maintains close relations with other art societies and organizations and encourages partnerships and guest performances in Russia – CIS and overseas,through local,regional and international offices and teams.
(IRAS Moscow - headed by Evelina Rakitskaia since 1 June 2008)
Organizational structure includes an administrative, managerial board as well as an art events organizing PR team: IRAP - Israeli Russian Art Promotions
Our professional teams develop /strengthen our multi-media ties, keep direct contacts with large immigrant and potential local audiences both in Israel and abroad, engage in extensive PR work and launch effective campaigns for domestic and international performances, ensuring maxium artistical exposure and success.
We publish in four languages : Russian – Hebrew – English - German
Mode of Operation:
Obshestvo IRAS plans / coordinates performances with interested local / regional and international establishments and institutions over 1/2 year period.
IRAS takes care of the PR work and advertising and also seeks sponsorships to cover the costs of its activities .
Artists will be hired and paid solely by the organizers.
Sponsors will usually cover advertising production, communication and auditorium rental costs, thus paying directly to the vendors.
Designated IRAS – Management Team :
Affiliations - Joint Ventures - Partnerships: