Funding Sources for Individuals
Roberto Cimetta Fund
Travel, networking and other grants to and from the Euro-Mediterranean area
Promotes dialogue between the United States, the nations of the Middle East, North Africa, Southwest Asia, Turkey.
CEC ArtsLink Projects
Provides support to US artists, curators, presenters and arts organizations undertaking projects in Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus. (now including Turkey)
Moon and Stars Project
For projects concerned with exchange between Turkey and the United States.
Trans Artists - Funding Opportunities for Artists
A listing of global funding, organised by region: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Worldwide.
Funding on Lab for Culture.org
Funding for projects, initiatives, organisations and artists. Information about agencies and programs, foundations, associations of funders, alternative financing, sponsorship, philanthropy and other funding tips.
Click on 'Links relevant to Mobility' for national, regional and international funding opportunities, both public and private.
Motion Fund of the E-Motional Bodies and Cities Program
Mobility and Networking Grants for dancers and dance makers to attend festivals and events in a variety of cities--including Istanbul.
consulates often have a small discretionary fund for projects and exchanges, doesn't hurt to ask.
also, check if your area has any Turkish Culture or Turkish Business associations. They might be interesting in supporting your project or some part of your trip.
Funding Sources for those associated with an organisation or NGO
Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialog Between Cultures
Annual grants and calls for proposals for transnational projects.
industrial fabric : IMÇ Blok 5 & 4
sewing fabric : Eminönü, Çağlayan
sewing machines : IMÇ Blok 4 & 3, Osmanbey, Şişli
electronics : Darty in Tünel, Doğu Bank in Sirkeci
office furniture : Çağlayan, Tophane
industrial cooking supplies : Dolapdere
paint : seaside road in Karaköy
Museums, Galleries and Institutions in Istanbul
Akbank Contemporary Art Map
Regularly updated listing and mapping of most things art, culture and Istanbul. (now only in Turkish unfortunately)
Cultural Exchange TR/NL
Pretty much everything you've ever wanted to know about whats going on with Turkish and Dutch architecture, dance, graphic design, e-culuture, fashion, music, visual arts, 3D design and cultural laws.
Artist run spaces in Istanbul
An experimental art space bringing together a store window designed as an exhibition area with an interior project space, an archive of video and sound artists' portfolios and program of talks, exhibitions, performances and workshops.
» IMÇ 5. Blok No: 5533, Unkapani
An independent artist run space that hosts innovative and alternative contemporary art projects, mainly short term (1 day to 3 weeks).
» Halep Pasaji No: 62 C blok 109 (1st Floor), near Galata Saray off of Istiklal Cad. Beyoglu
The space provides artists with the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration and the possibility to host their own exhibitions. It has been host to various performances, installations, exhibitions, happenings and events.
» currently without a location in Istanbul, new space in Berlin
An artist-run space initiated in 2006 by Banu Cennetoğlu which collects and produces artists’ books and printed matters. Their growing international artists' books collection creates a new platform for Turkish artists to explore printed matter as an alternative space.
» Necati Bey Caddesi, No: 32, Karakoy
An interdisciplinary art space hosting projects, exhibitions, presentations and screenings from young and emerging artists, architects, writers and musicians.
» Dolapdere Caddesi, Pangaltı Dere Sokak No 8 A/B/C, Pangaltı 34375
An alternative independent venue open to new playwrights, new directors and new works, located in a 2nd floor apartment.
» Büyük Hendek Cad. No: 21/2 Galata Kuledibi, Beyoğlu
A public art space hosted by a 6m X 9m screen that sits atop the Marmara Pera Hotel. Each month or so, a new video appears on the screen at night. This project has been inactive for about a year and a half now. Hopefully it will start again!
» The Marmara Pera Hotel, Meşrutiyet Cad. Tepebaşı
Independent exhibition space hosting group and solo exhibitions of young local and international artists.
» Gazeteci Erol Dernek Sokak, No 11/4 Hanif Han 34420 Beyoğlu
Artist Residencies in Istanbul
An independent art production space and meeting point for creators. Our building exists to support things we like: collaborative efforts, workshops, investigation, dinner parties, public and private events, and artist-in-residence programs. (1-3 month residencies)
» Bankalar Cad. Banka Sok. 11 Tan Han, Karaköy
PiST/// Interdisciplinary Project Space
In 2011, PIST/// has initiated an international research and production in residency program, hosting nine artists from Denmark and the Netherlands to produce new work in Istanbul.
» Dolapdere Caddesi, Pangaltı Dere Sokak No: 12/14/16, Pangaltı 34375
Halka Art Project
An art space and residency program on the Asian side of Istanbul. They are involved in the production, discourse and presentation of contemporary art and culture through their residency program and other exhibitions and events, all in their 400m2 live/work flat.
» Caferağa Mah. Ruşen Ağa Sok. No: 8 Moda, Kadıköy
2/3-week residencies for contemporary artists. Gallery/MIZ is a contemporary art gallery offering shared working space and hotel accommodation for the selected artist in Istanbul.
» Ahmet Fetgari Sok. No:28 A, Teşvikiye
Maumau provides production space production and accommodation for more than ten artist concurrently. Local and international artists working in the areas of fine arts, applied arts, literature and performance arts may apply.
» Sozcuk Apartamanı, Ağa Hamamı Sokak, Cukurcuma
Plato Sanat Artist-in-Residence Program
This program hosts artists for the duration of 6 weeks, giving them the opportunity for artistic research and production in a professional and institutional environment. The Plato Sanat Residence Program is thematic. Each year, an overall topic of research will be given. Its first residency project will deal with urban regeneration projects in İstanbul and specifically in Balat, which is the historical area that Plato Sanat is located in.
» Ayvansaray caddesi no.45, 34087 Balat
Artist Residencies throughout Turkey
Culture House Babayan
Babayan is situated in the authentic and historical village of Ibrahimpasa. The cave apartments offer a special opportunity for artists of all nationalities and all disciplines
» Ibrahimpasa No. 161, 50390 Ürgüp 'Cappadocia', Nevsehir
Casa dell'Arte Residency Program
Casa dell’Arte currently runs a residency program in Bodrum, hosting young artists from Europe and the Middle East each year.
» Torba, Bodrum
The academy offers accommodation and studio space to artists and academics as part of their workshop programs and other residential events.
» Gumusluk, Bodrum, Mugla
K2 Contemporary Art Center
K2 sometimes offers living and working space to guest artists.
» Cumhuriyet Bulv. No:54, Buyuk Kardicali Han Kat-2 Oda:243, Konak Izmir
Besides hosting festivals, theatre camps, courses and the Research Team, Theatre Madrasa intends to serve individual artists, researchers and groups who wish to conduct their own work in Madrasa. Madrasa hopes to fill the gap in the field of artist-in-residence, which has scarce examples for performing artists.
Bolu artist-in-residence program
A two-week residency organized by AmongOtherThings. We brought together emerging artists from various cultures and provided a well-stocked working space and time to interact.
Orange Blossom International Plastic Arts Colony
International and Turkish artists are invited for a time of production and exhibition at the Orange Blossom Nature Park, once a year.
» Sapanca, Adapazarı
Turkey Travel Planner
Information about transportation, accommodation, where to go, when to go, what it costs and a lot of other excellent information.
Flat rentals in Istanbul
Flats in Taksim and Harbiye
Flats in Sultanahmet, Gümüşsuyu and Cukurcuma
Flats in Cihangir and throughout Istanbul