The School of Visual Arts (SVA) was founded in 1947 in New York City. It seeks to educate students through undergraduate degree programs, which prepare them for professions in visual arts.
The SVA Summer Residency Program
The Summer Residency Program at The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is an internationally-renowned program that offers artists, designers and creative thinkers time, space and a supportive community in which to develop ideas and focus on their artistic direction. Summer residents each have their own semi-private studio housed within SVA’s MFA Fine Arts department. Work in the studio is supported by individual studio visits from core faculty as well as from visiting artists, critics and arts professionals. The program culminates in an open studio exhibition, which enables the participants to present their work to the public.
Scholarships for Turkish artists
Each year, The American Turkish Society offers a scholarship to a Turkish artist to attend SVA’s Summer Residency Program. Following a competitive selection process, SVA rewards one Turkish artist to benefit from the scholarship. SVA supports the scholarship program by waiving the tuition fee and ATS provides funding for the artist’s visa, travel, housing, living costs as well as funds needed for materials to participate in the program.