Deadline: 15/01/2019

Working with texts?

Writers, poets, contemporary calligraphs, code writers, researchers are invited to İstanbul!

Description of residency program
To conceptualize an artistic project almost always begins with signs, letters, codes that turn into a language, either visual or philosophic one to convey thoughts and insights of its creator in the pursuit of new concepts and images.

Duration of residency
We, as artists and art managers at halka art project, invite this Fall/Winter artists and story collectors to create their new work or to develop an ongoing project with us for a period between 1 to 3 months.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
This call is for writers, poets, contemporary calligraphs, code writers and cultural reasearchers working with artistic texts, letters, visual signs or abstract symbols. All artists participating the residency programme are offered artist assistance by interns at halka, logistic and curatorial support by art managers at halka. The residents have access to individual working areas within the residency with access to wi-fi, basic office supplies and printers for daily matters. For professional prints guidance will e provided for local service stations.

Accommodation and studio/ workspace
halka art project residency programme offers its artists and writers in residence private rooms with working units within, aside from the co-shared studio spaces, a co-shared kitchen, bathrooms, a recreational areas for meetings, exhibitions and artist talks.

Fees and support
The residency fee at halka is 375€ weekly for single participation and 550€ weekly for artists duos. Since halka is an independent organization initiated and sustained without any public or private support or sponsorship it has to create its own resources to continue its commitment to art, artists and the audience. We provide both physical and intellectual space tht artists, curators and academic researchers need to be productive both in our residency and gallery spaces. We work in every step of your project with you in its development, promotion and networking among the members of the community, fellow art professionals and local and international audience. We provide exhibiting and self-presentation opportunities for our participant residents.

Expectations towards the artist
In return we expect to see the end results of the residency in the form of an exhibition, artist talk or a workshop which we can decide together. For the residency terms no less than four weeks we organize and co-curate your exhibition with you if the project requires one. As a creative centre focusing on the production, discourse and presentation of contemporary art and culture halka art project is not only an art residency, a gallery, an atelier and a recreational space but a gathering place, a dialogue and a meeting platform.

Come join us in Moda-Kadıköy, one of the most beautiful, cultivated and sophisticate neighbourhood of Istanbul.

Application information
Please send your application requests to our following e-mails, so that we can provide you our application form:

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Working with texts?

Working with texts?


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