daire: Social Network of Artist in Residency Programs

15/01/2019 15/09/2020 https://www.daire.org.tr

Project ‘daire’ which forms social networks through ‘artist in residency’ programs, is financed by the European Union and Turkish Republic

The project coordinated by K2 Contemporary Art Association titled: Creating a Network Among CSOs and Public Institutions Through “Artist in Residence” Program, has been entitled to be supported as part of the “CSO Partnerships and Networks on Strengthening Cooperation Between Public Sector and CSOs Grant Scheme” financed by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey and conducted by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs Directorate for EU Affairs within the framework of the Civil Society Support Program.

“daire”, aims to build capacities of public institutions and CSOs in Turkey in the field of art by enhancing good cooperation among them in order to provide their involvement in policy-making and decision-making processes. The project is realized with the partnership of NomadMind Association (İzmir), Troya Culture Association (Çanakkale), Hatay Metropolitan Municipality and SCCA - Center for Contemporary Arts (Ljubljana, Slovenia). The Project is conducted in 9 cities of Turkey: İzmir, Çanakkale, Hatay, İstanbul, Sinop, Diyarbakır, Mardin, Nevşehir and Mersin. “Artist In Residence Program” practices are becoming increasingly widespread in Turkey as is the case with the world. By this method, artists are afforded an opportunity of being a guest in a place outside of their existing living and working environments. These programs are also significant for creating networks between individuals and institutions in the related area of practice.

As part of ‘daire’, the Selection Committee is selecting 9 artists who are experienced and knowledgeable in the related subject, in order to conduct the “Artist in Residency Program” taking place in 9 cities.

A national open call will be announced in order to determine 3 resident participants for each of the 9 programs conducted by these 9 artists. The Advisory Board will determine the participants for each of the cities that the project takes place. Attending these programs will also be possible within reasonable bounds, for local artists in these 9 cities. In this respect, it is aimed to expand the created network as well as increasing participation and sustainability.