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

Project Funding this year puts an emphasis on ‘collaboration’ and therefore invites all the eligible applicants to seek partners in Turkey and/or from one of the Spaces of Culture’s partner countries, namely Sweden, the Netherlands, France, and Germany. The aim of Project Funding in 2022 is to promote collaborations and strengthen connections between the cultural actors within Turkey and abroad in order to stimulate a mutual learning process and creativity.

Spaces of Culture pursues a new approach that focuses more on mobility and training activities for partners in the project regions to allow more networking and exchange opportunities after two years of pandemic restrictions.

The Open Call application in 2022 is eligible for professionals, institutions, initiatives, and civil society organizations in the field of culture and arts that had taken part in one of the defined programs of Spaces of Culture since 2017. The applicants should have received support from ‘Spaces of Culture’s Project Funding program, and/or should have participated in Mobility or Cultural Management Training programs at least one time beforehand.

We only accept applications from Izmir, Diyarbakir and Gaziantep including their neighboring cities with the prior connection to Spaces of Culture. The applicant should be based in one of these cities:

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

However, the partner(s) may be based in any city in Turkey, and/or Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Germany. In-city collaboration proposals will not be accepted.

The applicant and the potential partner(s) should actively be working in visual arts, cultural heritage, literature, cinema, music, contemporary art, performance, dance, and theatre, as well as new media arts and design. The selection criteria beyond ‘collaboration’ are explained in the application form.

The funding per project is limited to a maximum of 150.000,00 TRY.

Applicants need to fill out the online application form, which can be reached via this link, and include their budget plan. You may download the budget form here and below.

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 8 February 2022, 23:00 hrs. Late entries will not be considered. The successful projects will be announced on 4 March 2022 on this website and on ‘Spaces of Culture’s social media accounts.

We are looking forward to many exciting collaborations for the year 2022!

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