SAHA and ICI announce the 2012 Curatorial Intensive Scholarships and the 2012 Research Award for Curatorial Intensive Alumni.
The SAHA Curatorial Intensive Scholarship will support qualified contemporary art curators of Turkish origin to partake in ICI’s Curatorial Intensives. In 2012 four scholarships will be offered to successful applicants. Two will attend the course in Brazil in partnership with Inhotim (April 22–28). Two more will be selected for either of two Curatorial Intensives in New York: Contemporary Curatorial Practice (July 8–17), and Curating Beyond Exhibition Making (October 21–30); or the program in China in collaboration with the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (August 5–11).Please click here for more details on the Curatorial Intensives.
Turkish curators—working independently or with institutional-affiliation—active anywhere in the world are invited to apply for the Scholarships. Applications from emerging curators (3+ years professional experience) as well as those more established in their careers will be considered. The Scholarships will support the grantee’s program fee and up to $1,500 in travel and accommodation expenses to attend the courses in New York, Brazil or China.
The SAHA Research Award for Curatorial Intensive Alumni will support alumni of the program in continuing project research. Alumni are eligible to apply for a $3,000 award to support the research of a project that they are developing in collaboration with at least one other alum. The requirements to qualify for the Award are that the project involves a Turkish curator or artist, or that research will take place in Turkey. Further application details to come.
About SAHA: SAHA aims to contribute to the presence and visibility of contemporary art from Turkey on the international stage and to this end freely offers its support to artists, curators and critics. SAHA supports the production of works that seek to bear witness to our times, that interact with different cultures and concern themselves with asking new questions; SAHA raises funds for artists, curators and critics to pursue such projects. SAHA acts as a facilitator in the realization of projects that have been commissioned or accepted by internationally acknowledged art institutions, supports the process of fundraising and strives to enhance artists’ interactions with the art world’s international networks. SAHA’s main principle is to consider all points of view on an equal basis. SAHA’s objective is to establish an “open field” (SAHA: lit. ‘field’ in Turkish) for contemporary art in Turkey and to achieve this within a free environment, with a democratic approach respectful of universal values.