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CultureCIVIC: Open Call from the Culture and Arts Support Program

14.09.2021
Applications for the Inter-City Network Development Grant Program Started on 30 August!

CultureCIVIC: Culture and Arts Support Program, which aims to strengthen civil society activities in the field of culture and arts in Turkey, made its second open call for the Inter-City Network Development Grant Program. Focusing on the development of dialogue and cooperation between different actors beyond the main cultural centers such as Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir, the grant program encourages decentralized interaction and networking throughout Turkey. Applications for the program, which aims to implement large-scale projects between cities and include cultural actors from different cities, started on Monday, 30 August. All applications will be accepted through the Grant Application Portal, which can be accessed via the CultureCIVIC website.

CultureCIVIC: Culture and Art Support Program, a European Union project realized in partnership with Goethe-Institut Istanbul, Anadolu Kültür, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), Institut français Turkey and Danish Culture Institute Turkey office, in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy in Turkey, aims to strengthen civil society activities in the field. Within the scope of the project, which will carry out its activities in two main axes that complement each other: Grant Programs and Capacity Building Program, a total of 14 open calls will be made in four different grant categories for different needs, and more than 200 projects will be supported until March 2025.

Within the scope of CultureCIVIC: Culture and Art Support Program; Grant programs, which will allocate a wide space to artists at the beginning of their careers, new cultural formations and actors outside the metropolitan cities, aim to contribute to the development of dialogue, cooperation and communication in the field of culture and arts in different regions of Turkey. While evaluating the projects that have applied, those that support rights-based activities; bringing together actors from different ethnic, religious, and linguistic backgrounds; Priority will be given to activities focusing on gender equality, LGBTI+ rights, social cohesion, human rights, freedom of expression and children's rights. The grant programs will be implemented in four different categories, titled “Local Projects”, “Structural Support”, “Inter-City Network Development” and “Artistic Production” and will provide financing to artists, cultural professionals, and cultural institutions.

CITY NETWORK DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM

The Inter-City Network Development Grant Program focuses on the development of dialogue and cooperation between different actors beyond the main cultural centers such as Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir. The aim of this program, which encourages decentralized interaction and networking throughout Turkey, is to implement large-scale intercity projects and to involve cultural actors from different cities in these projects. To ensure geographical coverage and diversity, only one of the cities participating in the project must be Ankara, Istanbul, or Izmir.

For the Program, which is open to NGOs, cultural producers, and arts initiatives with non-profit status, applicants must have a minimum of five years of activity history. For this highest consistent support of the CultureCIVIC: Culture and Arts Support Program with a maximum of 20,000 Euros, which will be provided for a total of nine projects, three projects each year until 2024,  priority will be given to projects that supporting rights-based activities, bring together actors from different ethnic, religious and linguistic backgrounds and focus on issues such as gender equality, LGBTI+ rights, social cohesion, human rights, freedom of expression and children's rights.

To the program; exchange program organization, guest artist program, conference series, intercity education program, inter-institutional network development program, and exhibition projects can be applied. In the Program where the activities must cover more than one city, only one of these cities can be Istanbul, Ankara, or Izmir. Applications for the Inter-City Network Development Grant Program started on Monday, 30 August 2021, and will end on Monday, 25 October 2021. While candidates can apply to the program through the Grant Application Portal, detailed information about the conditions can be found in the application guide.

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