Open Call for Iranian and Turkish Artists

Program Organizers
Aria Residency
Helikon Art Center

Residency Program
1-15 September – Izmit, Turkey
16-30 September – Tehran, Iran

Application Deadline
May 31st, 2019

Aria Residency and Helikon Art Center are pleased to announce the exchange program for two Iranian and two Turkish artists.
This program includes two parts: First all selected artists will gather in Izmit, Turkey for two weeks and then all will come to Tehran, Iran for another two weeks. During this period artists will have this opportunity to spend time together, work and know each other’s works or maybe collaborate. During the program artists will benefit from curatorial guidance.

At the end of the program, there will be an open studio in Tehran and later in Turkey to share the result of the experience of these artists with local artists, art students and other audience.

Who Can Apply
Iranian and Turkish artists active in any field of visual arts or performance, interested in site-specific practices and the socio-cultural context of both countries are welcome to apply for this program. Applicants shall be able to participate in both sides of program in Izmit and Tehran and be open to share ideas with the group.
Accommodation and studio for all the selected artists will be provided in both sides, however all the other expenses for flight, insurance, living cost and work shall be provided by the artists themselves.

Received applications will be evaluated by a committee of the program organizers in both countries.

How to Apply
Artists interested to participate in this program can apply by filling the online form HERE.

– Please note that the deadline will not be extended and the applications received after the deadline will not be considered. For any question, please contact us: