ISCP Open Call: SAHA – Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey

  • Deadline:
    June 4, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
  • Location:
    Brooklyn, New York

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York announces an open call for a fully-funded residency for an artist from Turkey supported by SAHA – Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey. ISCP is currently accepting the applications of artists from Turkey who would like to engage with ISCP’s dynamic programming and creative community.

The residency will take place between October 1 – December 31, 2018 and includes participation in all of ISCP’s residency program activities; plus a private studio space, a stipend for accommodation and living expenses in New York City, and related travel costs. Alumni of the SAHA residency at ISCP include Güneş Terkol (2013), Burak Delier (2014), Emre Hüner (2014), Belit Sağ (2016), and Cem Dinlenmiş (2017).

ISCP is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world, including the United States. With 35 artists and curators in residence at all times, the program provides residents with the space, time, and support to develop new projects. With additional activities tailored for professional development and public engagement, ISCP serves as an important platform for producing, presenting and contextualizing contemporary art through a diverse range of international perspectives. ISCP’s public programs encourage dialogue and integrate residents into the cultural landscape of New York City. The residency includes 24-hour access to a private 300 sq. ft. furnished studio space, regular studio visits from Visiting Critics and an appointed Advisor; Field Trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in Artist Talks and Open Studios. Residents at ISCP are also invited to take part in ISCP’s Exhibition Program and Offsite Projects.

Applications are accepted by email only to ISCP and the deadline is June 4, 2018. The recipient will be notified by June 8, 2018.

The stipend up to 7,000 USD in total will include accommodation, living expenses and related travel costs and the grantee is responsible for making all arrangements related to travel and accommodation.

*Artists who have not previously lived or worked in New York will be given priority.

About SAHA:
SAHA is a non-governmental organization established in 2011 by a group of art enthusiasts united around the shared goal of supporting contemporary arts from Turkey. SAHA directly collaborates with international arts institutions for the realization of commissioned or invited projects; acts as a facilitator in the project development phase and raises funds if and when necessary. SAHA aims to improve the production and presentation infrastructure of artists, curators, and critics working in the field of contemporary art and to enhance their interactions with international networks.

To date, SAHA supported the production of art works and publications, reaching out to 375 artists and curators in total of 119 projects. SAHA has no authority over the content of the works that are funded, claims no ownership. Recent collaborations with institutions include, Ashkal Alwan, Chisenhale Gallery, Drawing Center, la Biennale di Venezia, and Witte de With. In addition to funding projects, SAHA operates a residency program in Istanbul that allows curators and art professionals to deepen their research on Turkey’s contemporary artistic production. The program provides short term accommodation, guidance, and assistance in meeting the local artistic community.

The independence and sustainability of SAHA is secured through a collective approach. SAHA is funded by 130 individual members, including a subgroup of 20 young contributors. Borusan Holding, Eczacibasi Holding, Garanti Bank and Karadeniz Holding are corporate supporters of SAHA.