Artist residency project


Disciplines and media:

Visual Art. Painting/graphic/sculpture.

Our artist residency project works as follows:

Professional international artists are invited to the project.

We provide the artists with:

  • transfer from the airport to the accommodation area and back,

  • ­accommodation, studio rental,

  • materials required for their work,

  • promotion and presentation of the produced art work,

  • meals,

  • transportation,

  • cultural activities

Expenses paid by the artist:

  • travel,

  • medical insurance,

  • personal needs​

During their residency period the artists produce art works that are at the end presented at the designated exhibition of the project. All works are then made available for sale. The proceeds from the sale of works will go towards the creation of a new projects.



The ART WORK AUTHOR must have produced at least one (1) work during the project period. The first work created will be transferred to the İAR free of charge with all financial and moral rights. If the ART WORK AUTHOR creates more than one work, she/he is entitled to 30% extra honorarium from each extra art work


Art materials.
Upon filling out the application form, each project participant indicates the materials with which she/he is going to work:

the number of canvases /paints /brushes and so on. The participants will have an opportunity to order additional materials during the project.

Also, general paints - acrylic / oil /, varnishes, primers will be available.
At the end of the project, all materials will remain with the IAR.


The participants of the project will be selected by İAR commission.

The participants must submit their applications for participation at least 8 weeks before commencement of the project.

Applicants should write the name, phone, country end portfolio in PDF, accompanied by a letter of motivation why you apply and why we should invite you for a trial at İAR

The application form will be avaliable on the web site of İAR, as well in our social media pages, web sites of our partners.

The İstanbul Artist Residency announced the title of its second artist residency project: ETERNITY IS NOW.


The project concept written by Olena Grubb,the MAAB Sotheby’s Institute of Art, inspired by the art-work of the Ukrainian contemporary artist Denys Struk, who will also participate in the İAR 2020, and an excerpt from the literary works of the Ukrainian Professor of Literature and poet Mrs. Iryna Starovoyt.

The full description of the project is attached here.

Participation Possibilities/Types

The artists wishing to participate in the project, may participate under following basis:

Ukrainian artists - 5 artists (free of charge)supported by Consulate General of Ukraine in Istanbul(selected from applicants) 

International artists - 5 artists (free of charge)(selected from applicants) 

Guest artists - 3 artists (participation fee 370€)


5 October - 16 October

The İstanbul Artist Residency makes the artists’ studio open for the visitors. A visit to
artists’ studio reveals art work production process behind the scenes

The artists’ studio doors will be open every day during the residency project from 14:00-18:00.


After completion of the residency project the artworks will be exhibited in one of the gallery in İstanbul.

15 - 26 October 2020

Fıll out the form at the link bellow