Be Mobile - Create Together!

Open Call

About the Program

Led by the Institut français de Turquie, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ankara, the Goethe-Institut and the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), the project Be Mobile-Create Together! seeks to promote artistic and cultural exchanges between Europe and Turkey through the establishment of a multi-national and multi-disciplinary network of artist residencies. Whilst stimulating young talent, the project aims to foster the development of durable ties between art scenes in Turkey and Europe.

Be Mobile-Create Together! will offer selected artists and authors the opportunity to reside in well-reputed artist residencies across France, Germany, the Netherlands and Turkey, covering all costs related to travel, transportation and art work production. The partner institutions of this project will connect residency programmes in Europe and Turkey, and provide artists with an ideal environment for creation and production as well as the possibility of getting involved in the local art and cultural scenes. The project would thereby allow them to enrich their own practices through the exchange of skills and experiences. Beyond the traditional art hubs such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Istanbul and Paris, the project also includes peripheral residencies that wish to deepen their collaboration at an international level. Thus, the project not only provides emerging artists with a unique professional experience but also contributes to the strengthening of the intercultural relationship between Europe and Turkey.

Be Mobile-Create Together! will establish a network between the following artist residencies: in Germany, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts (Dresden), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin) and Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart); in France, Camargo Foundation (Cassis), La Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris) and Le Cube (Issy-les-Moulineaux); in the Netherlands, Dansmakers Amsterdam, Rast Theater (Amsterdam), Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht) and Writers Unlimited (the Hague); in Turkey, İKSV Residency and arthereistanbul (Istanbul). Barbara Residency (Ayvalık), Göl Yazıevi (Bursa), Misi Art House (Bursa) and Nesin Art Village (Şirince) will be supplementing the İKSV Residency by inviting artists for a week-long field trips.  

Be Mobile – Create Together! is realised within the framework of the EU-Turkey Intercultural Dialogue project, which is co-funded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey. The EU-Turkey Intercultural Dialogue project is designed within the scope of the Civil Society Sector funds constructed under the leadership of the Directorate for European Union Affairs (DEUA) and implemented by the Yunus Emre Institute (YEI).


To Apply

Turkish artists can apply for residencies in Europe, including at the Camargo Foundation. European artists are also welcome to apply for residencies in Turkey, which will take place in several residency centers across the country.

Learn more about the Program and apply: www.bemobilecreatetogether.eu


The deadline to apply is April 30, 2019.

Residencies at Camargo (two Turkish Artists)

Two selected artists applying from Turkey will be offered a 2-month residency at Camargo, either in September-October 2019 or February-March 2020.

  • Number of artists selected: 2
  • Duration of the residency: two months
  • Starting date – End date:
    • September 10 – November 5, 2019 (Artist 1)
    • February 25 – April 21, 2020 (Artist 2)
  • Purpose of the Residency +
    • The artist will be in residence along with the nine artists, scholars, and thinkers of the Camargo Core Program, the historical and flagship program of the Foundation. The Camargo Core Program offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. By supporting groundbreaking research and experimentation, it contributes to the visionary work of artists, scholars and thinkers in the Arts and Humanities. By encouraging multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, it intends to foster connections between research and creation.  
    • During the residency, discussions will be held regularly so that each resident has the opportunity to present the project or area of inquiry to the rest of the group. These project discussions serve as an opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange. The artist is required to be present at these discussions.   
    • The Camargo Foundation’s Staff will provide formal and informal links with the region of Aix-Marseilles, meetings with professionals, opportunities to attend events, and the option of inviting outside professionals to the project discussion.   
    • On a voluntary basis, artists have the opportunity to present their work within cultural and educational organizations in the region of Aix-Marseilles. Such events are conceived and organized by the Foundation in close consultation with the artist.   
    • At the end of the residency, the Camargo Foundation will organize a wrap-up event, in which the artist will present the creative process and the possible outcome of the residency.
  • Conditions +
    • Work developed during the residency may be in any language. In the interests of Camargo’s interdisciplinary, multicultural community, the artist must be able to communicate well in English. A basic knowledge of French is useful, but not required.   
    • The time in Cassis must be spent on the proposed project. The artist must physically be in residence at the Camargo Foundation during the entire residency period. This stipulation does not preclude absences during weekends. Frequent or prolonged absences are not acceptable.  An evaluation is conducted at the end of the residency period.    
    • A copy of any publication (digital or paper) resulting from work done during the residency should be sent to the Camargo Foundation. Any publication, exhibit, or performance resulting from the grant should give credit to the Camargo Foundation.  

Residency at Cité internationale des arts and Camargo (one Turkish Curator or Art Critic)

One selected curator or art critic from Turkey will be offered a 2-month residency at Cité internationale des arts (Paris) and Camargo.

This residency is open to one curator or art critic. Applicants should have achieved a track record of exhibitions, performances, and/or publications in Turkey, but need to develop internationally. The jury will give priority to those applicants who are willing to get acquainted with the art scene in France and/or Europe and put the objectives of intercultural dialogue at the core of their proposal. In addition to a sound knowledge of contemporary art worlds, applicants should have a strong curatorial vision and/or a critical approach. Applicants should be able to communicate well in English and/or in French.    

  • Number of residencies: 1
  • Duration of the residency: two months (one at Camargo in Cassis and one at Cité internationale des arts in Paris)
  • Starting date – End date:
    • October 15 – October 29, 2019 (Paris)
    • October 29 – November 26, 2019 (Camargo)
    • November 26 – December 8, 2019 (Paris) 
  • Purpose of the Residency +
    • During the first two weeks at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, the curator or art critic will have the opportunity to visit the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC). For its 46th edition, which will take place from October 17 to 20, 2019, FIAC will host a selection of contemporary art among the most emblematic of the international scene. The purpose of the first phase of the residency is to exchange and network with artists and professionals in Paris. 
    • During the second phase, the curator or art critic will spend one month at the Camargo Foundation to focus on the proposed project or area of inquiry. The Camargo Foundation welcomes both open-ended exploration, or more focused works and long-term research projects. The Camargo Foundation’s Staff will provide formal and informal links with the region of Aix-Marseilles, meetings with professionals, opportunities to attend events, and the possibility of organizing a project discussion to present the research or investigation to the public. 
    • During the last two weeks at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, the curator or art critic will have the opportunity to organize additional meetings in Paris, to follow up on the initial contacts made at the beginning of the residency and/or during the stay at Camargo. At the end of the residency, the Cité internationale des arts will organize a wrap-up event, in which the curator or art critic will present to the public the  research or investigation and the possible outcome of the residency. 
  • Conditions +
    • The curator or art critic must be able to communicate well in English or French.  
    • The time of the residency must be spent on the proposed project. 
    • The artist must physically be in residence at the Camargo Foundation and the Cité internationale des arts during the entire residency period. This stipulation does not preclude absences during weekends. Frequent or prolonged absences are not acceptable. The Camargo Foundation and the Cité internationale des arts provide assistance for the development of the professional network of the curator or art critic. An evaluation is conducted at the end of the residency period.  
    • A copy of any publication (digital or paper) resulting from work done during the residency should be sent to the Camargo Foundation. Any publication, exhibit, or performance resulting from the grant should give credit to the Camargo Foundation and the Cité internationale des arts.  At least 2 public events involving the artist should be organised during the residency: one at the Camargo Foundation and one at the Cité internationale des arts.

Be Mobile-Create Together! is led by the French Institute in Turkey, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ankara, the Goethe-Institut and the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), and is co-funded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey.