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SAHA Sustainability Fund

Open call for artists and initiatives affected by Covid-19

SAHA – Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey, calls for a new fund to support initiatives in visual arts or artists with an existing production interrupted by Covid-19 pandemic or with new project proposal addressing issues that have arisen due to the pandemic. Artists and initiatives that require additional support in order to complete exhibitions, programs or projects that remain incomplete or delayed due to the loss of funds or means during the pandemic, as well as those interested in starting a new project that tackles with the issues and needs that have arisen within the visual arts as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, can apply to SAHA Sustainability Fund. SAHA plans to provide a support within a range of 8.000 TL20.000 TL for 15 different art projects affected by Covid-19 or to be conducted in response to the needs of the pandemic era. Last day to submit applications to for SAHA Sustainability Fund: July 2, Thursday.

Application details

Who can apply: -Artists, collectives, and NPOs in visual arts in Turkey can apply. -Commercial entities, individuals, or organizations with a SAHA grant in 2020, or initiatives involving SAHA employees or SAHA members cannot apply.
Application requirements:
-If applying for a new project, the project proposal must include a project concerning the pandemic and the sustainability of independent art production, such as an exhibition, public program, research, archive, networking platform, etc. -If applying for a project affected by the pandemic, the project must have started in 2019-2020 and currently remains unfinished due to lack or loss of source/support -The project must not be affiliated with a commercial organization, nor include any type of commercial activity - The project must be concluded in the first half of 2021 -The project must be facilitated with the support of SAHA’s financial contribution

Required documents: -CV and contact information of the applicant/s -Images and text about the content of the applied project -If the project is affected by the pandemic, the reason for the halt -If the project is new, the conceptual framework of the project -Timeline, team and execution plan of the project -Total, detailed budget of the project, including available and existing sources and requested items Application deadline: July 2, Thursday 5 pm Announcement of the result: July 27, 2020