This internationally renowned program offers artists an opportunity to work intensively in a private studio, receive individual critiques from faculty, and attend weekly lectures given by guest artists, critics, and gallery directors. The selected participant has exclusive use of a small studio located in the School of Visual Arts Chelsea Building. Faculty visits the studios Mondays through Thursdays. Exposure to the New York art world complements this on-site residency program. The program culminates in an open studio exhibition, which enables the participants to present their work to the public.

The application package should include the following:

  • a) 10 print-outs of recent work (slides, discs, laser prints, photos, big photo albums, published books or any other format than print-outs of images will not be accepted). Please include only 10 print-outs. If more than 10 print-outs are included, that application will not be considered. 
  • b) A list of the included recent works in English (name of the work, dimensions, year, materials used) 
  • c) Artist's statement in English 
  • d) CV (in English and stating date of birth, education, exhibitions and publications) 
  • e) Optional: press clippings or other materials showing artistic activity (No catalogs please) 

For information on the application and selection process (in both Turkish and English), please click here.

The American Turkish Society will sponsor the expenses listed below:

  • Round trip air fare 
  • Accommodations 
  • Stipend ($500) 
  • Materials ($500) 
  • Visa application expenses 
  • One-month unlimited metro card 
  • Transportation from and to the airport in New York

*Please note that the scholarship is for advanced artists with an established studio presence, and that the scholarship is open to active professional artists residing in Turkey who are not represented by a gallery. As such, current undergraduate students are ineligible to apply. Applications from graduate students are welcome. Qualified applicants must have basic fluency in English sufficient for engaging in meaningful dialogue with other participants.