Spaces of Culture International Mobility Program’s first phase took place between 18-23 September, in Amsterdam and Rotterdam that are known for having vivid arts and culture scene in the Netherlands. 13 participants selected from all around Turkey, besides Ankara and Istanbul, became a part of the program that Spaces of Culture prepared in collaboration with DutchCulture and event producer Tuba Kılıç.
During the six-day program focusing on contemporary art, design, music, theatre and performance, participants explored the cultural diversity and artistic dynamism of the Netherlands with thematic focuses on food justice and technology while also sharing Turkey’s rich cultural heritage and artistic potential with their Dutch counterparts. During the program, they had the opportunity to meet with arts and culture professionals whom they would potentially collaborate in future projects by visiting prestigious institutions like ArtsMap, Kunstituut Melly, MAMA Rotterdam, Public Food, and Theater RAST.
International Mobility Program Netherlands aims to expand the cultural dialogue and collaboration opportunities between Turkey and the Netherlands by encouraging participants to work on collaborative projects through institutional visits, workshops and networking events with the objective of providing a platform for various cultural perspectives and experiences.
Institutions involved in the program: Artsmap, Boijmans Depot, Kunstinstituut Melly, MAMA Rotterdam, Matrix Rotterdam, Nieuwe Instituut, Podium Mozaïek, Public Food, TENT, Theater RAST, The Beach Amsterdam, and Verhalenhuis Belvédère.
Participants: Aşkın Ercan, Ayşegül Acar, Betül Buldak Baltürk, Didem Kaplan, Duygu Etikan, İbrahim Moslmani, İrem Erdem, Murad Uçaker, Murat Aygün, Nevim Tiryaki, Nil İlkbaşaran, Sait Fehmi Ağduk, Serenay Oğuz.
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