Open Call 2021

We are delighted to inform you that ‘Spaces of Culture’ is back with the Open Call for project funding!

The Open Call 2021 invites individuals, institutions, initiatives and civil society organizations that are active in the fields of visual arts, cultural heritage, literature, cinema, music, contemporary art, performance, dance and theatre, as well as new media arts, to apply for project support.

As ‘Spaces of Culture’ promotes and supports activities beyond cultural centers, we welcome prospective applications from Izmir, Diyarbakir and Gaziantep including their neighboring cities:

Manisa, Aydın, Balıkesir – neighboring cities of Izmir
Kilis, Hatay, Osmaniye, Kahramanmaraş, Şanlıurfa – neighboring cities of Gaziantep,
Mardin, Batman, Muş, Bingöl, Elazığ, Adıyaman – neighboring cities of Diyarbakır

Please also note that professionals from other cities of Turkey have to establish partnerships with the applicants from Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, İzmir and their above listed neighboring cities in order to become eligible. The applicant should be based in one of the mentioned cities above.

Applicants need to fill out the online application form, which can be reached via this link, and include their budget plan. The selection criteria are explained in the application form. The funding per project is limited to a maximum of 85.000 TL. You may download the budget form here. Proposals that incorporate artistic conception with knowledge and/or training programs within the cultural field, which endeavor to create an impact and reach a broader diverse society will be primarily taken into consideration.

Please check our new FAQ page via this link for essential topics regarding the application process and regulations on project funding before you submit your application. For further questions, you can contact the City Coordinator of your city/region.

The application deadline is 25 February 2021, 23:00 hrs. Late entries will not be considered. The successful projects will be announced on 5 April 2021 on this website and on ‘Spaces of Culture’s social media accounts. We are looking forward to many exciting collaborations for the year 2021!

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