Fellowships Open Call Artists

from Turkey


Applications Close April 8th

TAAS regularly partners with organizations to support fellowships for artists from underserved communities and the global south. If you are an artist who fits this description, follow our newsletter and our IG for announcements whenever we have a Fellowship Open Call. These awards are competitive.

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We host open calls for fellowships during enrollment periods for our Fall and Spring Sessions, these enrollment periods generally happen between July-September and November - January.

Fellowship Opportunities for Spring & Fall 2024


SAHA Fellowship

Open to Artists and Curators from Turkey! Our Jury will select two fellows from Turkey to receive two classes each. Both fellows will receive a class in Spring Session and a class in our Fall Session, for a total of two classes each.

This fellowship is for artists and curators living in Turkey. Fellowship artists will be expected to attend all classes (usually once a week for 2.5 hours) Most classes have assignments, prompts, readings, or actions to be done outside of class. Our classes happen over Zoom and class is active, which means you will participate in real time with fellow classmates. Applicants need reliable fast internet to attend, if you have concerns about your internet connection, please reach out with your questions


Apply Below

Our application is in two sections

The First section collects basic information, helps us learn about your story, and has you specify your course interests.

The Second section WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU & include a dropbox link to submit 5 work samples.


Please follow the directions carefully when applying

The Image sheet should include title, size, date, and the option to include 1-2 sentences about the work. Please do not stress the images you provide and let that fill you with anxiety. Show us the work that excites you and gives us an opportunity to see how you think about your art.

Both sections of your application must be completed to be considered for these full Fellowships!

We are looking for artists and curators at every stage of their artistic life. We want artists that are passionate about the arts and willing to be vulnerable and listen as they learn.

Please contact admin@thealternativeartschool.net with any questions.

Applications Close April 8th


Courses start April 17th

See our courses' individual pages for course descriptions and schedules details.

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Meet the Jury

For our Fellowship Open Call, our jury is selected from our former or current TAAS students and/or instructors and representatives of partnered organizations.

Amber Imrie became a founding member of The Alternative Art School in 2020. In 2023, Amber was awarded the Creative Exchange Fund Spectra Grant as a curator/artist, the Artist 360 practicing artist grant, and was invited to speak on a curator panel at the ArtBo International Art fair in Bogota, Columbia and at Expo in Chicago,USA.

Serra Yentürk is the Interim Director at SAHA Association, where she previously served as the
Studio Coordinator and managed SAHA’s collaborations with international residency programs
abroad. She studied Sociology in Brussels before completing a BA in Art History and MA in
Cultural Management with her thesis on visual artist estates, which explored the concept from
ethical and legal perspectives within the art historical narrative and contemporary practices.
Proceeding from her previous curatorial and editorial work, Serra is interested in the conditions
that shape artistic production, and how new works – including posthumous discoveries, help to
reinterpret the oeuvres of artists.

Nato Thompson is an author, curator, and what he describes as “cultural infrastructure builder”. He has worked as Artistic Director at Philadelphia Contemporary, Philadelphia Contemporary, and Creative Time as Artistic Director and as Curator at MASS MoCA.

Apply below to be considered for our Fellowship Open Call

    Part I: Basic Information

    Part II: Getting To Know You