As The American Turkish Society, we are very proud to present you with high-quality events, such as our business and policy events. Our well-known, respected speakers from academia, politics and foreign relations give you insight that you can get nowhere else. With your help, we have been organizing great events that connect hundreds of supporters on both a personal and professional level. 

We not only provide you with top-notch policy and networking events. We also contribute to greater cultural understanding between the United States and Turkey through our distinct fellowships that support both young and established musicians. The Ahmet Ertegun Memorial Scholarship for talented musicians of Turkish descent at The Juilliard School in New York City continues Mr. Ertegun’s legacy of nurturing talented artists. The Arif Mardin Fellowship allows a student of Turkish descent or nationality to attend the five-week Summer Performance Program at the Berklee College of Music.

The Summer Residency Program at The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York offers artists an opportunity to work intensively in a private studio and more. Each year SVA offers a special scholarship to Turkish artists that is supported by both ATS and SVA. 

Our ATS Moon and Stars Project grants support unique opportunities for Turkish artists, dancers, film makers and others to highlight the changing face of Turkish arts and culture, establishing a cultural interaction between the Unites States and Turkey. 

In addition, our Curriculum Development Grants program enhances American teachers’ and students’ knowledge and understanding of Turkey. Teachers are provided with the opportunity to develop special curricula to teach about Turkey, its history, arts and culture. Since 2010 we have supported over 50 teachers reaching out to more than 12,000 students.

Please help us to keep up our good work by donating to The Society or becoming a member. We need your support, your collaboration and participation to keep the ATS community together…now more than ever! Your contribution will go directly into our unique programs and support our artists and community. Thank you for supporting us! 

Your contributions are fully tax-deductible.