Writing Project Applications: online information session with Selda Asal

Date: 20. May 2021
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: online
Archive 2021

Our next information session will discuss the challenges inherent to the writing of grant applications.  For that, we are pleased to invite the artist and cultural manager Selda Asal who will share her long-term hands-on experience in dealing with projects’ funding in Berlin. Selda will give a general overview on existing funding schemes and share examples from her practice. 
Participants are kindly invited to send questions related to grant applications’ writing beforehand, for us to be able to discuss concrete cases and issues. 

The event will be held in English. The participation is free of charge.

For registration and enquiry, please write to: 

* Selda Asal *

Selda Asal is a video artist from Turkey. After studying musicology and art, Asal became one of the pioneering figures of Istanbul’s expanding contemporary art scene in the 1990s. Her projects, based on video films, sound installations, and music videos, explore the social and psychological aspects of loss and trauma, as well as the mechanisms and politics of memory. Based on her inclination towards collective work, she started Apartment Project in 1999 as one of the first artist-run exhibition spaces in Istanbul with a focus on interdisciplinary exchange, teamwork and process-oriented production. Since 2012, she has been working with these practices and collective production models at Apartment Project Berlin, which has become a meeting point and workspace for artists from Turkey and other countries. The extensive group projects she has initiated and facilitated have been shown in international art institutions such as nGbk (Berlin, 2019), Depo (Istanbul, 2017), Salon für Kunstbuch 21er Haus (Vienna, 2016), Museum Weserburg (Bremen, 2015), Wilhelm-Hack-Museum (Ludwigshafen, 2014), among others.

* Apartment Project *

Apartment Project, one of the first artists’ initiatives in Turkey, was founded in 1999 by Selda Asal in Istanbul with the intention of recording the zeitgeist. Selda and Apartment Project eventually moved to Berlin in 2012, where Apartment Project has since served as a living, production, and exhibition space for artists and researchers. In its activities, Apartment Project inevitably involves participants in collaboration and co-production due to the collective living conditions. The projects focus on unique encounters, as well as the processes that emerge from the togetherness of the project participants. Apartment Project welcomes and encourages production in media of any kind dictated by context and collaboration.