halka art project

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The residency process starts with the selection of artists, curators, writers, resrachers and theoreticians, after their official application to the programme.
halka art project is located in Moda district of Kadıköy / İstanbul. The residency period depends upon the requests of the project and possibilities from 3 weeks to 3 months. The aim of the Programme is to provide a centre of concentration, collaboration and/or retreat for the artists, curators, writers and theoreticians from various disciplines in order to create and develop their projects.

The programme supports guest artists in creating an artistic project or reseach in every step from artist assitance to curatorial support, from advertising to hosting events. Finding connections from local and international circles, sharing ideas and exchanging experiences are considered very valuable. halka art project stands for the free circulation of artists around the world.

The Residency Programme targets to be more than an import or export of culture, and is willing to operate as a facilitator and a project partner in the artistic realm. It is widely open to collaborations, development of projects in the curatorial sense of its residents. halka organizes exhibitions, open talks, artist meetings, workshops, studio activities and presentations with its guest artists.

Residency Programme since: 2011
Description of Organisation:

halka art project is a self sustaining, 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 focuses on the production, discourse and presentation of contemporary art and culture with interest and commitment to community, environment and education. It is a gathering place, a dialogue and a meeting platform.

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 through its exhibitions, workshops, cultural gatherings and the international artist-in-residence programme.

Organisation founded in: 2010
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Film-making
  • Curatorial
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
  • Other
If other, please specify:

curatorial support
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): 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 the artist:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    • Food
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: housing, maintenance
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Kadikoy (Metro)
    How to reach by plane: Approximately 40 km. to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (Kurtkoy-Istanbul)
    Street & Number: Caferaga Mah. Dr. Esat Isik Cad. Rusenaga Sok. No:8 Moda
    Postal Code: 34710
    City: Kadikoy
    Country long: Turkey
    Caferaga Mah. Dr. Esat Isik Cad. Rusenaga Sok. No:8 Moda
    Kadikoy 34710 TUR
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