The Summer Residency at The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is an internationally renowned program that offers artists an opportunity to work intensively in a private studio, receive individual critiques from faculty, and attend weekly lectures given by guest artists, critics, and gallery directors. Each year The American Turkish Society offers a special scholarship to Turkish artists. The selected participant has exclusive use of a small studio located in the School of Visual Arts Chelsea Building. Faculty visits the studios Mondays through Thursdays. Exposure to the New York art world complements this on-site residency program. The program culminates in an open studio exhibition, which enables the participants to present their work to the public. This year, there are two summer residency programs at the School of Visual Arts:
The program is open only to active professional artists residing in Turkey who are not represented by a gallery. Graduate and post-graduate students may apply. Applicants should have fluency in English sufficient enough for engaging in meaningful dialogue with other participants. The scholarship covers: tuition, housing, round-trip airfare, visa expenses, transportation in New York City, a stipend for living expenses, and a stipend for necessary art materials.
The SVA Summer Residency Program runs annually. Applications are due on April 1st.
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) was founded in 1947 in New York City as the Cartoonists and Illustrators School and is one of the leading institutions of its kind in the United States. It seeks to educate students through undergraduate degree programs, which prepare them for professions in visual arts.
For more information about the School of Visual Arts, please visit the SVA Website.
The American Turkish Society has been sponsoring the SVA summer residency scholarship program since 2010.
2014: Gozde Onaran
2013: Vize Aretgicir
2012: Erman Ozbasaran
2011: Neslihan Koyuncu
2010: Nazim Unal Yilmaz