Moon and Stars Project grants are dedicated to highlighting Turkey's arts and culture scene and establishing a two-way cultural interaction with the United States. The American Turkish Society awards competitive grants to support emerging and established artists in an effort to promote this cross-cultural dialogue. Project specific grants in support of travel and lodging are provided for projects exhibited in the U.S. The grant program is advised by Binnaz Saktanber and Kaan Nazli, former directors of The Moon and Stars Project.
Moon and Stars Project grants have semi-annual deadlines of January 31 and July 31.
The Moon and Stars Project (MASP) was founded in 2002 in New York as a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization, dedicated to promoting greater cultural interaction between the United States and Turkey, and highlighting the changing face of Turkey'. Since 2011, The Moon and Stars Project operates under the umbrella of The American Turkish Society, which continues the legacy of MASP through innovative arts & cultural programs. A full archive of MASP events and programs up to 2014 can be accessed here.