halka art project

General information

Brief description of organisation

halka art project is a self sustaining and independent organisation based in Istanbul which focuses on the production, discourse and presentation of contemporary art and culture without depending on any institutional or corporate sponsorship.

halka art project provides support, resources and inspiration for intellectual and artistic process, production and the sharing of knowledge.

halka art project initiates, curates and develops art projects at home and abroad.

halka art project is an open platform which gathers individuals with different expertise and backgrounds committed to contribute to the enrichment of intellectual and artistic circles, professional collaborations and public interactions.

In August 2013 halka art project opens itw own art gallery, design and workshop space in the crossing street of halka art/ residency in Moda. The new space hosts halka art/ gallery in which artists invited in the resiency programme open exhibition and give artist talks and and halka cabinet of curiosity: kabine nadire which focuses on design and DIY workshops.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

*halka art project is not an artist hotel.
*It chooses projects or project ideas which are open for improvement.
*halka art project works with the artists in the execution of their project in every step such as production, presentation, exhibition and promotion.
*In this process, halka art project’s team of 7 people questions what levels of support the project needs such as information, time, technical resources or distribution mechanisms.

halka art project® offers research and artistic production facilities for theorists and artists in its operational base located in a vibrant district of Istanbul. Residency grants include co-sharing of a three floored building with 3 different types of room, a working studio, an exhibition/performance area, a small garden, two toilletes, one bathroom and one kitchen.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Art Theory
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run


Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Grants available

As an artist-run space initiated by two academics working in the fields of contemporary art and culture, halka art project values its independence from corporate or institutional sponsorships. Since the system in Turkey usually favors private sponsorship and subsidized art is very limited if there is any for those who wishes to keep its autonomy, halka art project cannot give any financial assistance for the time being to its residents. However, halka gives primary importance to the usage of all other assets (human, intellectual, technical and spatial) in favour of the artist projects conducted in the residency. They vary from personal assistance to artists,curating, production facilities and promotional activities to allocating halka art/ gallery as an exhibition space.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Exhibition
  • Other
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Supplies
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • art and design gallery
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant

How to reach

By plane

Approximately 40 km. to both Sabiha Gökçen (Kurtköy-Istanbul) and Atatürk Airports (Ye?ilköy-Istanbul)
For more information

Nearest airport

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

Link to Google Maps

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Contact information

halka art project
Caferaga Mah. Dr. Esat Isik Cad. Ru?enaga Sok. No:8 Moda
34710 Kadikoy


Phone: +90 216 5502990 / +90 530 601 90 05

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