The cash grant consists of a lump sum grant for living costs in the amount of 2,500 euros per month. In addition, non-cash benefits include provision of furnished accommodation (apartment with cooking facilities and bathroom), defrayal of costs for water, electricity, heating and basic cleaning against a lump sum of 100 TL (approximately 25 €) monthly paid by the fellowship holder, communal use of a multi-purpose room usable as a studio, of a rehearsal room (with Steinway piano and drums) and of an event space used by several organizations.
The lump sum grant is intended to cover travel and transport costs and such costs as arise through the exercise of the fellowship by the fellowship holders. In addition, fellowship holders can apply for the defrayment of project-related material costs arising from the realization and presentation of artistic work. The German Embassy in Ankara is responsible for supervision of the programme. The Goethe-Institut has curatorial responsibility for the Tarabya Cultural Academy and for support of the realization of on-site projects.
The Tarabya Cultural Academy is an institution of the Federal Government of Germany. It is run by the German Embassy in Ankara and is part of its cultural work in Turkey. The Goethe-Institut has curatorial responsibility for the Tarabya Cultural Academy.
The Tarabya Cultural Academy is a residency programme for creative artists in architecture, visual art, performing art, design, literature, music, film, journalism and cultural theory who live and work in Germany. The goal of the programme is to make a contribution to German-Turkish cultural exchange. The stay at the Cultural Academy should serve as an inspiration for and an opportunity for development of the fellowship holders’ work. Seven artists’ apartments, a meeting room and two studios offer fellows optimum living and working conditions.
An independent jury selects applicants for the fellowships. The jury consists of a five experts. They assess the artistic quality of the applications. There is no legal claim to the award of a fellowship. The awarded residences will begin in October 2020.
The production of concrete artistic results on the part of the fellowship holders during their stay is welcome. This is not, however, an obligation. If works are created during the tenure of the fellowship, reference should be made to the support of the Academy in publications. Open-mindedness towards the host country, willingness to network with the Turkish cultural scene and participation in events is expressly desired. At the end of the fellowship, fellowship holders are expected to submit a written report about their stay.
The residency includes a furnished accommodation (apartment with cooking facilities and bathroom),communal use of a multi-purpose room usable as a studio, of a rehearsal room (with Steinway piano and drums) and of an event space used by several organizations.
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The Tarabya Cultural Academy is located on the site of the historical summer residence of the German ambassador in the Tarabya district of Istanbul, on the European side of the city, about 15 km north of the city centre. The premises were a gift from the Ottoman sultan Abdul Hamid II (1842-1918). In 1889 he gave the grounds and building to the German Empire for diplomatic use. The property therefore still enjoys the status of embassy territory. The residence covers an area of around 18 hectares. A large part of this an extensive forest and garden area. In the front part of the grounds there are ten buildings, mainly in the style of Turkish summer houses (‘Yali’), and the German soldiers’ cemetery.