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Structural Support Grants

Structural Support Grants provide much-needed financial support for increased capacity to organisations and professionals in the field of arts and culture and related civil society engagement both in and beyond the three major urban centres of Ankara, İstanbul and İzmir.

Structural Support Grants aim to strengthen the operational capacity of organizations to function independently and to sustain their operations by providing structural support.

Implementing projects depends to a great extent on the availability of venues and spaces for dialogue, presentation and audience development. Providing new and improved spaces for independent cultural activities, accessible to independent actors in the field of arts and culture, fosters cultural and artistic encounters as well as collaboration, resulting in audience growth and improvement in audience engagement.

This page is published on 23 June 2021.
Last update: 15 August 2022

A total of 138 applications were received for the Structural Support Grants between 25 October – 10 December 2021. Applications were first evaluated by the CultureCIVIC project team, then by Esra A. Aysun, Head of Arts Turkey at British Council; Özlem Ece, Director of Cultural Policy Studies at Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts; İpek M. Sur, Senior Policy Officer for Culture and Public Diplomacy for the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Övgü Gökçe, Director of Diyarbakır Arts Center of Anadolu Kültür; Laden Yurttagüler, Program Coordinator of Center for Civil Society Studies, and the projects to be supported were determined.