Language 
Dutch/English/Turkish
Founded 
2006
Duration 
At least 28 days.
Paid by host 

The Babayan Culture House Foundation does not provide any direct grants for a residency, but will be of any other assistance, such as subsidized AiR fees, and the writing of a personal letter of invitation or recommendation on request.

Paid by artist 

The fee for a  4-week stay was 975 € for a cave apartment with bathroom, kitchen and studio. A list of what is included more can be provided.

Application guidelines 

The target groups for the residencies are international and Turkish artists interested in fine art, contemporary art, environmental, exploratory site–specific and community based arts. An artist should have an adventurious attitude and be open to research within new experiences and meeting.

Please download the application form here and send this form preferably by email.

  • a CV or resume (.doc or pdf),
  • 5 images(.jpg and not larger than 300 Kb each)
  • videos can be presented, through a video upload website and/or articles to support your application. 

For more information look here.

 

Deadline 
31/01/2017 01/04/2017

Babayan Culture House

Babayan Culture House

Description 

The Netherlands Babayan Culture House AiR was founded in 2005 to promote greater understanding and cooperation among different peoples and nations through culture and art projects. In the Babayan Culture House art residency, the cave apartments and studios offer a special opportunity for art–making over a longer period. Here, the Foundation Babayan Culture House has created opportunities for intercultural dialogue between artists of all nationalities and all disciplines. Artists wishing to work on project based plans and concepts and are open to improvise in a rural area are encouraged to apply. The Babayan Culture House AiR offers many possibilities for art making including, painting, drawing, photography, video, sound, new media, sculpture, installation, and performance. One can carve in the local tuff and hard stones, and practice local techniques such as pottery making and ceramics, and weaving in nomad style.

Objectives:

  • To provide artists with unrestricted time and space to research, develop and produce ongoing or new body of works/projects.
  • To introduce visiting artists to Cappadocian peoples, cultures and landscapes.
  • To provide the Cappadocian/Turkish community with exposure and access to a diverse range of contemporary international arts practices and theories.
  • To provide outreach activities such as talks, workshops and exhibitions, intended to promote interaction, awareness and professional development within the community.

The Babayan Culture House offers many possibilities for art–making including, painting, drawing, photography, video, sound, new media, sculpture, installation, and performance. One can carve in the local tuff and hard stones, and practice local techniques as pottery making and ceramics, and weaving in nomad style. The making of environmental and landscape art; and 'in situ' / site–specific art installations is particularly stimulated and supported.

 

 

Outcome 

This retreat micro–residency type presents a diverse range of artistic projects, programmes and events. Exhibition and workshops can be a possible outcome of a residency.

Accommodation Information 

Three cave apartments with its own kitchen and shower/toilet.

Studio Information 

Three private studio’s of approximately 15 m2. Also the valleys, caves, ruins and abandoned houses are considered as working spaces. If needed, permission will be asked from owners. Sculptors can work outside. The ceramics and weaving studios and equipment are provided elsewhere. Writers, poets; actors; musicians; etc. can use any room in the residency as working space.

Location 

The residency is located in a unique historical environment: in the village of Ibrahimpasa in Cappadocia. One can work in caves of 1500 years old or in the tufa stone shaped valleys.

Address: 
Ibrahimpasa No. 161
50390 Nevsehir, Ürgüp
Turkey
Telephone 
+90 (0)384 3626231

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