Atelier Muse Artist Residency Program in Istanbul accepts applications for the Fall 2017 period as “Find Your Calling Istanbul”

Applications are now open for artists to be a part of the biggest transformational times of Turkey with creative and social value of their artistic practice in Istanbul.

Atelier Muse, which has been established by Müge Olacak in order to put its signature under modern and contemporary projects, initiates a residency program and solely to support residential artistic exchange in Istanbul with its cosmopolitan and authentic cultural atmosphere. The artists who are wishing to inspire, be inspired and bring their creative ideas into life can apply this program through the organization web site ateliermuse.org till June 20, 2017.

Atelier Muse Residency Program is the realization of a lifelong dream to add value to life by coming together, exchanging our unique knowledge and creativity with curiosity. As a research, production and community initiative to expand horizons with art, this year Atelier Muse invites artists to host and connect their muses in the queen of the cities Istanbul while in the biggest transformational times of turkey and the whole world as well. Artists are encouraged to be a part of this transformation with their creative, curious and conscious ways of thinking. Looking at saint Istanbul where East and West unite from artists’ points of view would be not only a valuable investment for the future of art but also the considerable step to inspire and carry this enthusiasm within societies through art.

Program expects to host artists from various disciplines as Performance, Dance, Writing, Community Art, Film & Video, Photography and Media Arts. Artists can join the residency from 2 weeks to 3 months’ time duration between August 1 and November 30, 2017. Each project is tailored through the needs and concept of the artist by Atelier Muse. Resident artists have a chance to get in touch with local arts and social communities via talks, workshops, video screening or any other gathering event. At the end of the residency program of each artists, a presentation such as an exhibition, performance or showing will be organized.

Atelier Muse Artist Residency Program as Find Your Calling Istanbul applications can be applied the organization web site ateliermuse.org till June 20, 2017.

Atelier Muse

Atelier Muse is a creative and innovative initiative, which has been established in order to put signature under the modernity with its genuine methods and projects. We have been created by shouldering a special mission as banding projects of partners together, bringing interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral new approaches and producing boutique projects in relation to the character of corporations or individuals.

Müge Olacak

Müge Olacak graduated Business Administration, Boğaziçi University and has marketing experience in prestigious companies. With her body movement experience since childhood, she took and has created in contemporary dance and performance from 2011, in Akbank Art Centre, ÇATI (Contemporary Dance Artists Association) and Warsaw Dance Department in 2015-2016.

She is one of the founders of SzurSure (Warsaw) site-specific performance group. Meanwhile Müge Olacak whom creates her own dance performances has contributed to improving art sector with her management and marketing knowledge with Atelier Muse. She is also a writer and International Relationships Coordinator of Gaia Magazine.