Editor’s note: The application deadline for the winter instalment of the Moon and Stars Project grants has been extended to August 31.
When making plans for the autumn, artists would do well to consider the following two funding opportunities.
The first is the winter 2016 instalment of the Moon and Stars Project grants, a programme organised and funded by the American Turkish Society. In a bid to support both emerging and established artists and to establish cultural interaction between the United States and Turkey, the American Turkish Society awards competitive grants for artist residencies and a wide range of Turkish-related art projects, from dance festivals to book translations and art exhibitions.
There are some important criteria to consider. Applicants for residency grants must provide an invitation letter from an arts and culture organisation in Turkey or the United States. Project grants in support of travel and accommodation costs are only extended to projects that will be exhibited in the US. Due to limited resources, funding is not offered for film production, education programmes or attendance at biennials. The amount of each grant is determined by the project's scope, the availability of total funds, and the number of projects selected. Visit the American Turkish Society website to learn more about the required application materials and to download the application, which must be submitted by August 31.
The second opportunity is a more traditional artist residency. The Turkey–Scandinavia Connections 2016, organised by Kultivera in association with Wexford Arts Centre and Write4Word, is now accepting applications for its artist-in-residence programme, which will run from October 17 until November 15 in a small Swedish town. The application deadline is August 1.
In this residency, four contemporary artists and curators from Turkey and Scandinavia will be given the time and space to exchange and explore ideas, and expand their networks. Moreover, they will bring socially and critically engaging contemporary work to the local community. The residency is open to all forms of contemporary art practice, and emerging and mid-career artists and curators are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit the Kultivera website for more information on the residency and application requirements.