Open Call

A Retreat in Princes' Islands - Tab Residency Autumn Applications

Tasarım Bakkalı

No Funding
Adalar, Turkey


The artist should prepare an exhibition in Istanbul for the particular gallery space. Donation of an artwork is not mandatory but will be appreciated. The artist should straighten out the needs and style of production beforehand. The artist should be experienced enough to design and prepare an exhibition in a limited time. (1-3 months) The artist should provide information about old works and exhibitions. Tab Residency program offers artists a residential space to devote time and focus on creating both individually and collectively and a gallery space to be used for solo exhibitions, performances, music collaborations, and spontaneous conversations. The residency in Büyükada offers the artists a quiet and peaceful living and studying opportunity, very close to the charming chaos of Istanbul. The artist will have the chance to prepare a solo exhibition in Istanbul. The exhibition will be exposed to the community via certain media channels.

Number of Participants

Only one artist-in-residence in one month period because we open solo shows at the end of the residency. In occasion of an artist who does not want to open an exhibition there could be a second artist-in-residency. Also members of the team will be staying and helping the artist at the residency.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 01, 2019 - November 30, 2019


  • €700.00 program fee (one-time)


Computer Lab, Co-Working, Desk Space, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Library


Apartment, Home-Stay, Kitchen, Private Bathroom, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Exhibition, Performances, Retreat, Workshops


Acting, Activists, Animation, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Biotech, Book Arts, Ceramics, Cinematography, Collective, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Curatorial, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Film, Glass, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Literature, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Puppeteers, Research, Robotics, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Tech, Textile, Theatre, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology, Web Design, Web Development


English, Turkish

Program Description

A residency fee of 700 euros monthly should be paid before the beginning of the residency. Duration: Tasarim Bakkali (Tab), founded and run by artists, is open to all contemporary artists throughout the year. The residency periods are organized with open calls for three month periods and applications are accepted before the deadline of the open calls. Studios: The residency studios does not contain any specific workshops so they can be used for many kinds of work. The studios are reorganized considering the needs of each artist. Please feel free to ask for other equipment or tools besides listed, depending on your needs. Disciplines involved can be visual arts, industrial design, fashion, interior design, conceptual art, literary arts, architecture, new media, performing arts (the artist should consider the size of the exhibition space), multi disciplinary works, any kind of recycle, upcycle or reuse projects.

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