Moon and Stars Project grants are dedicated to highlighting the changing face of Turkish arts and culture, and establishing a two-way cultural interaction between the United States and Turkey. The American Turkish Society awards competitive grants to support emerging and established artists in 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.
Moon and Stars Project grants have semi-annual deadlines of January 31 and July 31.
Founded in 1999, the Moon and Stars Project began as a small cultural organization in New York City. The organization aimed to support and make available Turkish arts & culture. Since 2011, The American Turkish Society has taken over the work of the Moon and Stars Project, and continues its legacy through innovative and thoughtful arts & cultural programs.