Open Call for SVA Summer Residency Scholarship in New York

Moon and Stars Project of The American Turkish Society invites applications for the eighth year of the scholarship to attend School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Program in New York City.

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 program is sponsored by Moon and Stars Project of The American Turkish Society and School of Visual Arts.

The application procedure and criteria are as follows:

• The program is open only to active professional artists residing in Turkey who are not represented by a gallery.
Current students are not eligible to attend. Applicants should have fluency in English sufficient for engaging in
meaningful dialogue with other participants. One (1) artist will be selected to participate in the program.

• The applications should be received by Wednesday, March 28 at the latest, at the following address:
Moon and Stars Project‐ SVA Summer Residency
c/o The American Turkish Society
305 E. 47th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017 U.S.A

• The application package should include the following:

a) 15‐20 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)

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)

All documents in the package should be 8.5″ x 11″. Applications lacking any of the following will automatically be
eliminated. The applications will not be returned.

Finalists will be chosen from all applications received and phone interviews in English will be held with the finalists.

Both the application and interview will be used to determine the winner. The scholarship winner will be selected by the School of Visual Arts, who will also provide the studio free of charge.

Moon and Stars Project 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

The winner will be announced on Monday, April 16.

For inquiries: [email protected]

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