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Supported Projects  Announced

Projects supported within the scope of the first open call for the Art Production Grants have been announced. The Art Production Grants provide support to artists between the ages of 25 and 45 working in the field of visual arts. The beneficiaries will develop their works under the consultancy of established figures from the field of culture-arts and academia; thus, providing artists with the sharing of experiences and creating space for networking and access to the art world.

A total of 209 applications were made to the first open call of the Art Production Grants between 17 January and 18 February 2022. Applications were first evaluated by the CultureCIVIC project team, then by Aslı Çetinkaya, Project Coordinator at Depo; Duygu Şengünler, Business Development and Project Coordinator of Pavilion of Turkey at Biennale Arte and Architettura, curator Başak Doğa Temür, Melida Tüzünoğlu, writer and Head of Programme of Spaces of Culture; artist Dilek Winchester and the projects to be supported were determined.

Supported Projects

The list includes the project title, artist name and city of activity, it is arranged alphabetically according to the project title.

  • Anestezik Farkındalık
    Şefik Özcan
  • Dağdaki Keçi, Gökteki Ay, Sudaki Balık
    Rezzan Gümgüm
  • Doku_Lab
    Ali Kanal
  • Dokuyu Dinlemek
    Çisel Karacebe
  • Fata Morgana
    Alper Aydın
  • Fıstık Zamanı
    Özlem Köse
    İstanbul, Gaziantep
  • Geldi Gelecek
    Sub (İlayda Tunca, Mediha Sevinç, Büke Tozlu)
  • "Islak Rüya" Sergisi
    Can Akgümüş
  • Kovan
    Beyza Durhan ve Aslıhan Mumcu
    Şırnak, Tekirdağ
  • Manzaranın Yakınında Çok Uzakta
    Seniha Ünay
  • Orman Düşü
    Arzu Yayıntaş
  • Performatif Toprak Yapı Heykel
    Onur Fındık
  • Şurada Duran Küçük Taş Bulunmayı Bekliyor
    Sevgi Ortaç
    İstanbul, Antalya
  • Tempo Primo
    Yağmur Uyanık
  • Vaatler Antolojisi
    Özgür Demirci

Future Open Calls

CultureCIVIC supports projects that encourage cultural dialogue and public engagement, tolerance, freedom of speech, non-discrimination, social cohesion, individual freedoms and democratic processes in Turkey.  Aiming to foster civil society involvement in the field of arts and culture, the programme is open to civil society organisations, initiatives, artists and any individuals, institutions and enterprises with a non-profit mindset. Initiated by Goethe-Institut IstanbulAnadolu KültürIstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV)Institut français de Turquie, and Danish Cultural Institute in Turkey, and in collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Turkey, CultureCIVIC is funded by the European Union.

Until March 2025, CultureCIVIC will make a total of 14 open calls for four different grant programs for different needs, titled   “Grassroots Projects”, “Structural Support”, “Inner-City Networking”, and “Art Production” and will provide more than 1.6 million Euros to over 200 projects.

CultureCIVIC will hold its third open call for the Grassroots Projects Grants in June 2022. The second open call period of Inter-City Networking and Structural Support Grants will start in August and October. The open call calendar for 2022 can be viewed here

While evaluating projects, priority is given to those activities which support rights-based activities, bringing together actors from different ethnic, religious, linguistic backgrounds and giving special importance to cross-cutting issues such as promotion of gender equality, LGBTI+ rights, social cohesion, human rights, freedom of expression and children's rights.

This page is published on 11 April 2022.
Last update: 12 April 2022