Fulya Çetin, Untitled, 2015 / Artists' Collaborations maumau
maumau 2024 Artist-in-Residence Program
Deadline February 1, 2024
Istanbul, Turkey

Since its inception in 2012, the maumau artist-in-residence program has aimed to provide a home for a dynamic artistic exchange in the heart of Istanbul. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our 2024 round of residencies, facilitating new channels and platforms for creativity and collaboration in the heart of Istanbul’s historical Süleymaniye neighbourhood.

This 10-week programme is designed to immerse resident artists in Istanbul’s vibrant art scene. The first 9 weeks are dedicated to production, allowing artists to devote themselves to their artistic practice while forming meaningful connections with local craftspeople, artists, and diverse actors within the Turkish art world. This phase is an opportunity for the resident artists to create connections with, and position themselves within, the rich cultural heritage and ever-evolving contemporary influences of Istanbul’s urban life.

Following the production period, we dedicate a week to showcasing the work, through exhibitions, events, and artist talks. These events celebrate the cross-pollination of ideas and cultures, providing a platform for dialogue and expression.
Housed within the Istanbul Design Museum, the studio is not just an ideal space for creative practice, but also a gateway to such influential artistic institutions as SALT and İKSV as well as other key actors in the Istanbul art scene, located within the same complex. It is an ideal space for artistic exploration and collaboration with cultural institutions at the forefront of Turkey’s art and cultural discourse. Nestled in the historic bazaar located within the base of the 16th century Süleymaniye Mosque, the studio spaces offer a beautiful blend of historical ambiance and contemporary artistic infrastructure, generously supported by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

Istanbul, as a crossroads of civilizations, offers a kaleidoscope of artistic expression, from traditional Turkish crafts to cutting-edge contemporary art. Resident artists will have the opportunity to explore the city’s galleries and contemporary art spaces, as well as traditional bazaars and crafts markets. The centrally located residency also offers a base from which to witness and participate in Istanbul’s thriving cultural scene more widely, providing a broader context to your artistic practice.

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