Atelier Muse Artist Residency Program is the realisation 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, Atelier Muse invites all world’s artists to Istanbul within this historic transformational times. We encourage artists to be a part of this transformation with their creative, curious and conscious way of thinking.


Atelier Muse in collaboration with Galeri BU invites contemporary artists to take part in Winter-Spring’18 Residency Program with the theme of “Tell me about luck”.

“Tell me about luck” is an invitation to search for an answer to one of the most asked questions in the human history.

For centuries philosophers and artists from all around the world struggle to understand and describe the concept of luck and its meaning in our life. Is luck only coincidental, a fortune or may it be the outcome of our actions and decisions? Do we have the power to change our fate?

We invite contemporary artists to take a moment and reflect on what “luck” really is and through artistic expression show how do they understand the concept and make luck a reality. We aim on bringing their definitions and comprehension of luck together to find the answer.

Apply below!


Disciplines: Performance, Installation, New Media Arts, Other (please specify in your application).

Deadline: 19 Nov 2017

Duration: 2 weeks – 3 months

Timing: 1 January – 31 May 2018

Program includes

  • Studio space
  • Accommodation
  • Performance showing, exhibition organisation (if needed)
  • Publicity
  • Networking events with local arts community
  • Artist assistance

Residency Expectations

  • Regular, active, and productive use of the studio space during the residency period
  • A public presentation as an exhibition, performance piece, film etc.
  • Monthly blog posts documenting their residency. For participants who will reside less than a month, at least one blog post is expected

Artist Contribution: $290 per week / $2,300 per 3 months


Send your application with necessary documents via e-mail to

A full application includes the following:

  • Completed application form. Find and fill here.
  • Resume / CV
  • Documentation of recent work (4-10 photos and/or 1-3 videos)

**Artist collaboratives should apply together by submitting ONE application per group, specifying the number of individuals on the application form. Please note that the program fee mentioned above is for one person. 

***Production costs, living expenses are not included in the program fee.

Please note that all applications and work samples must be submitted in, or translated to, either Turkish or English.