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2013 residencies at the Babayan Culture House, Turkey
The Babayan Culture House was founded in 2005 to promote greater understanding and cooperation among different peoples and nations through culture and art projects. The Babayan Culture House AiR facilitates in the historical village of Ibrahimpasa (the former Greek name is Babayan) in Cappadocia, Central Anatolia in Turkey.
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 inter–cultural 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 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. One can work in caves of 1500 years old or in the tufa stone shaped valleys.
The Babayan Culture House AiR is a micro–residency type and presents a diverse range of artistic projects, programmes and events.
The target groups for the Babayan Culture House AiR residencies are International 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.
Duration of the residency depends on your project, the fee for a 4-week stay is 850 €. Apply before 31 January 2013!
Babayan Culture House Art Residency, Turkey - http://www.babayanculturehouse.org