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Supported Projects Announced

The projects to be supported by CultureCIVIC, a European Union project that aims to foster civil society involvement in the field of arts and culture in Turkey, during the first open call period of the Inter-City Networking Grants have been announced. The purpose of the Inter-City Networking Grants, which aims to foster decentralised exchange and network-building throughout Turkey, is the implementation of large-scale, inter-city projects involving cultural actors from different cities.

A total of 49 applications were made to the call, which was open between 30 August – 25 October 2021. The applications were evaluated first by the CultureCIVIC project team, then by the European Union TACSO 3 Project Country Coordinator for Turkey Özge Konuralp and TESEV Good Governance Advisor Fikret Toksöz, under the chairmanship of the jury session by CultureCIVIC Director Ayşe Utku Erarslan from Goethe-Institut Istanbul, and the projects to be supported were determined.

Supported Projects 

The list includes the name of the project, the name of the institution or individual and the place of activity, it has been prepared in alphabetical order according to the name of the project.

11th Pembe Hayat KuirFest
Pembe Hayat LGBTİ+ Dayanışma Derneği
Aydın, Denizli, Diyarbakır, İzmir

Adaları ve Boğazları ile Marmara Kültürleri Ağı
Adalar Vakfı
Adalar/İstanbul, Çanakkale, Marmara ve Avşa Adaları/Balıkesir

KONSERVE-Kentler Arası Sanatçı Değişim ve
Misafirlik Programı Ağı
Teos Kültür Sanat Derneği
Bergama/İzmir, Nilüfer/Bursa, Ayvacık/Çanakkale

Future Open Calls

CultureCIVIC is a European Union project that aims to foster civil society involvement in the field of arts and culture. CultureCIVIC supports projects and individuals that encourage cultural dialogue and public engagement, tolerance, freedom of speech, non-discrimination, social cohesion, individual freedoms and democratic processes. 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.

With a goal to reach beyond the major cultural hubs of Turkey, the programme targets individuals and institutions nationwide with 14 open calls, and expects to fund more than 1.6 million Euros for over 200 projects by March 2025. The grant programme that will provide funding for artists, art professionals and cultural institutions features four grant categories:  “Grassroots Projects”, “Structural Support”, “Inner-City Networking”, and “Art Production”.

The first open call for the Art Production Grants will take place in January 2022, and the second open call for the Grassroots Projects Grants will be made in February 2022. The timeline for the open calls of 2022 will be announced shortly.

This page is published on 15 December 2021.