27/02/2020 | Writer: Kaos GL

Kaos GL Association, which has been working to eliminate the forms of discrimination faced by LGBTI+s since 1994, is honored to announce the opening of the Ankara Queer Art Program.

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Ankara Queer Art Program - Artist Residency, which plans to host 5 visual artists from Turkey and abroad in Ankara every year, focuses on the possibilities of artistic expression of queer politics and new possibilities.

The program provides artists with 2 months of both living and working space while supporting and promoting production and research processes. 

During this time, artists have the opportunity to work with artists, activists, academicians, and curators from Turkey and hold meet-and-greet meetings for possible collaborations with different art fields.

Details of Ankara Queer Art Program Artists Residency

Accommodation-Workshop: A free of charge home-workshop will be assigned to each artist for accommodation and work. Heating, water, electricity, wifi, etc. costs of this house will be covered by the program.

Work-Project Production Budget: Ankara Queer Art Program will provide artists with 400 euros for two months to use in works if they wish to produce works in the program.

Support: Kaos GL Academy and Cultural Studies Program will support artists to meet with the program's consultants and art venues during their time in Ankara. An assistant will also help to eliminate the language problem of guest artists in the process and facilitate mobility within the city.

Duration of the Program: Open to artists from all over the world, the Ankara Queer Art Program consists of two-month periods. The program will accept a total of 5 artists each year.

Travel: The costs of artists who are traveling from abroad to Ankara will be organized and covered by Ankara Queer Art Program. If requested, an invitation letter will be given to the artist for the visa process.

Food: Artists will be given 800 Euros to cover daily meals, travel, etc. for 2 months.

Who Can Apply?

This program does not cost the artists, the application is free.

Artists applying to the program from abroad must know English at least as an intermediate.

The artists who are accepted to the program are announced 10 days after the deadline.

The portfolios of the artists applying to the Ankara Queer Art Program will be evaluated by the selection committee consisting of art professionals.

Required documents for the application:

Resume - CV

Artist Portfolio Files containing artist's work must be in PDF format. Files should not exceed 20 MB, big-size videos must be sent as links. The application file must be sent to apply@ankaraqueer.art . There should be a maximum of 15 works in the portfolio.

Artist Text There should be a text that does not exceed 600 words of length, describing the artist's artistic practice. It can be sent in Turkish or English.

The Letter of Intent Must specify the reasons for the application, not exceeding 400 words.

Applications that do not comply with the specified format will not be evaluated.

Program Dates:

Application Start Date: February 20, 2020

Deadline: March 20, 2020

Announcement: April 1, 2020

Application e-mail: apply@ankaraqueer.art

For questions: info@ankaraqueer.art

Selection Committee

Fatih Özgüven, Art Critic, Translator, Author

Nilbar Güreş, Artist

Çelenk Bafra, Director of the SAHA Association, Curator, Writer

Derya Bayraktaroğlu, Curator, Author

Erinç Seymen, Artist

Kevser Güler, Curator

Bige Örer, Director of the Istanbul Biennial

Ege Berensel, Artist, Visual Researcher

Aylime Aslı Demir, Editor, Curator

Advisory Committee

Tanıl Bora, Academician, Author, Translator

Sibel Tekin, Academician, Video Activist

Funda Şenol Cantek, Academician, Author

Metehan Özcan, Artist, Academician

Ege Berensel, Artist, Visual Researcher

Deniz Artun, Director of Gallery Nev, Curator, Author

Ayla Deniz, Academician

Program Director

Aylime Aslı Demir

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