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Tarabya Cultural Academy

Tarabya Cultural Academy

Residencies to artists who live and work in the Federal Republic of Germany

Artists from different disciplines who are living and working in Germany can apply for a four to eight month stay at the Tarabya Cultural Academy in Istanbul. This year, Turkish-German co-production grants will be awarded again in cooperation with the Allianz Kulturstiftung; Tandems of cultural professionals from Germany and Turkey can apply together.

The residency (from October 2022) is intended to provide residents with inspiration and the opportunity to develop their work further and at the same time to develop a network with the Turkish cultural scene. The aim of the Cultural Academy is to make a contribution to the German-Turkish cultural exchange as well as the artistic education and training of creatives from both countries.

Who can apply: exceptionally qualified artists and cultural professionals who have already gained public recognition for their works or publications and who live and work in the Federal Republic of Germany, and tandems of cultural professionals residing in Germany and Turkey who qualify within the framework of the Turkish-German co-production grants. Applications from students are excluded.

Disciplines: Architecture, visual art, performing art, design, literature, music, film, journalism and cultural theory.

The cash grant consists in a lump sum grant for living costs in the amount of 2,500 euros per month. In addition, non-cash benefits include provision of furnished accommodation (apartment with cooking facilities and bathroom), defrayal of costs for water, electricity, heating and basic cleaning against a lump sum of 100 TL monthly paid by the resident.
Both tandem partners receive a monthly cash grant to realize their joint artistic project. The monthly rate for residents from Germany corresponds to that of the regular Tarabya Cultural Academy residencies; for residents from Turkey, the monthly rate is 2,000 euros.

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