SAHA & TAAS Juried Fellowship for Artists in Curators from Turkey

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! - If you already applied, please make sure you submit your images through the dropbox link sent to your email.

Our application is in two sections: Please Apply Below

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

The Second Section will be by email. You will receive an email from TAAS with a dropbox link to submit 5 work samples with an Image sheet. 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 this full Fellowship!

We are looking for artists 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.

We will select two Fellowships, One for an artist and One for a curator. This fellowship is for artists and curators from Turkey, including those of Turkish origin.

Each fellow will get to choose two courses. Only one course at the level of 2,500. 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.

Please contact admin@thealternativeartschool.net with any questions.

Applications Close December 29th

All applicants will be notified the week of Jan 10th

Courses start February 4th

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

Meet the Jury

Ozan Atalan, after his graduation from Anadolu University Faculty of Law in 2007, studied Sculpture at Dokuz Eylul University`s Faculty of Fine Arts. Following his graduation in 2013, he attended Syracuse University School of Art as a Fulbright scholar. During his MFA studies, he extended his art practice through an interdisciplinary field and participated in a variety of national and international shows. He also worked as an adjunct teacher at Syracuse University. After getting his MFA degree in 2016, he moved back to Turkey. Since then, he has been continuing his art practice in Istanbul, Izmir, and international residencies. Currently, he is working as an adjunct teacher at Izmir University of Economics, Visual Communication Department as well as doing a PhD in Arts at Yasar University's School of Art and Design. Ozan Atalan's practice is dominated by an anti-anthropocentric approach through an exploration of human nature based specifically on alienation. With a combination of human and non-human values, introversion and extraversion, he mostly makes multimedia installations to create alternative experiences that are realistic enough not to disconnect from reality, but far enough from reality in order to be able to criticize it.

Nazlı Yayla is Grants & Projects Coordinator at SAHA Association. Since 2015, she contributes to the Istanbul-based art publication Art Unlimited. She has received her B.A. from Boston University, double majoring in History of Art and Architecture and Sociology. She continues to pursue her M.A. education in Political Science at Sabancı University.

Amber Imrie is a queer visual artist and educator with a passion for creating alternative communities that cultivate a holistic creative learning environment built on compassion and equity.

Imrie was raised off-the-grid in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. Mostly homeschooled, Imrie had tested out of high school, entered community college at sixteen. She received her BA from UC Berkeley and MFA from Stanford University. She’s been the recipient of many awards, fellowships, and residencies including the Murphy Cadogan Award and Anita Squires Fowler Award in Photography. Amber Founded and ran an art magazine called Venison Magazine from 2014-2017, a pop-up residency called Camp Venison, and has facilitated artistic dialogue in and outside of formal education. Imrie has taught at a variety of institutions, including UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Amber is currently a founding team member of The Alternative Art School.

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    Part I: Basic Information



    Part II: Getting To Know You