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SAHA Open Call | Grant for the Sustainability of Independent Art Initiatives 2017–2018

SAHA will be offering new grants for the Sustainability of Independent Art Initiatives in Turkey throughout 2017–2018. A total of 75.000 TL, with grants of a maximum of 15.000 TL per initiative will be provided for up to five organizations.

The grant was initiated in order to facilitate the growth and development of independent non-profit art initiatives in Turkey, with an emphasis on ongoing public programming and activities. SAHA provided grants of a total of 70.000 TRY to five independent artist run spaces (Corridor Project Space, MARS, Orta Format, Space Debris ve TOZ Artist Run Space) in the interim 2016–2017.

Application Documents*:

- Letter of intent (600 word max.), 
- Short summary/pitch abstract on the mission and vision of the Independent Art Initiative (600 word max.),
- Short summary/pitch abstract on the recent activities of the Independent Art Initiative (covering the activities of a maximum of two years),
- 2 images of the venue and 6 images related to the activities of the Initiative,
- The foreseen annual activity report and calender (2017–2018),
- A forecast of the annual budget, and a list of sponsors/supporters of the organization (if any),
- Biography of founder/s of the Independent Art Initiative,
- Contact information.

Independent Art Initiatives that have previously received this grant and wish to apply again are requested to kindly contact SAHA in order to obtain further documentation.

Application criteria:

- Non-profit and independent initiatives with a permanent space that run regular public programmes are eligible to apply. Deadline for Applications: 6 October 2017 Friday, 17.00
Announcement of the results: 30 October 2017 Please send your application via e-mail to and attach all related documents in PDF format as a file (documents should not exceed 7 MB in total).