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Cda-Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production 2013 Application Procedure Archive
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Cda-Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production 2013

Application Deadline: November 30, 2013

Cda-Projects Grant has been offering a 10,000 Euro grant annually since 2011 to support the production of an artistic research project.

The grant aims at supporting and opening up discussions on artistic research to an expanded network through an open call. It encourages speculative approaches to how discourse is staged and how knowledge is produced, rethought and interwoven across disciplines. Without any limitations on the content, the proposed inquiries are expected to suggest new forms and methodologies by reflecting on contexts and conditions of the knowledge produced.

Cda-Projects Grant will also support a publication after the completion of the project that brings together discussions on the artistic research undertaken, including the questions raised, speculative analysis and the final outcome.

The selection committee
The invited selection committee members Gerard Byrne, Bassam El Baroni and Irit Rogoff. İz Öztat will take part in the selection committee as Cda-Projects Grant Director.

Gerard Byrne’s work has been exhibited at Documenta 13, the 54th Venice Biennale, and in previous Sydney, Gwangju, Lyon, and Istanbul biennales. Recent solo exhibitions include Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 2013, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2012, IMMA, Dublin, the Renaissance Society, Chicago (2011), and at the 2007 Venice Biennale, where he represented Ireland, and the collaborative retrospective exhibition “Monogamy”, with Sarah Pierce and curator Tirdad Zolghadr at the Hessel Museum, Bard College NY. In 2006 he was a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn award. He is represented by the Lisson Gallery in London, Green on Red Gallery in Dublin, and Nordenhake Gallery, Stockholm. He has been a professor at the Royal Danish Academy for Fine Art since 2007.

Bassam El Baroni is a curator and writer based in Alexandria, Egypt. In 2010, he was co-curator of Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain. From 2005 – 2012, he was founding director of the non-profit art space Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF). He is currently curating the eva International Biennial of Visual Art, Limerick, Ireland, opening April 2014. El Baroni recently co-curated (with Anne Szefer Karlsen and Eva González-Sancho) the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), Norway, 6 – 29 September 2013; and curated When it Stops Dripping from the Ceiling (An Exhibition That Thinks About Edification), June – September, 2012, at the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris. He regularly contributes texts and presents papers and is a PhD researcher at Goldsmiths’s Curatorial/Knowledge programme in London.

Irit Rogoff is a writer, curator, and organizer working at the intersection of contemporary art, critical theory, and emergent political manifestations. She is Professor of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, London University where she heads the PhD in Curatorial/Knowledge program, the MA in Global Arts program and the new Geo-Cultures Research Center. Rogoff has written extensively on geography, globalization, and contemporary participatory practices in the expanded field of art. A collection of recent essays, Unbounded—Limits’ Possibilities, is published in 2012 with e-flux journal/ Sternberg and her new book, Looking Away—Participating Singularities, Ontological Communities, comes out in 2013. Rogoff lives and works in London.

İz Öztat (1981) lives and works in Istanbul. She completed her BA degree in visual arts with honors at Oberlin College, Ohio and her MA degree in visual arts and communication at Sabancı University, İstanbul. She is currently a candidate for PhD in Art Practice at Yıldız Technical University, İstanbul. She lectured at Kadir Has University between 2009 – 2011. In 2008, she co-founded Cura Bodrum residency in Muğla  as an investigation into self-organization and non-institutional support mechanisms. Since 2011, she is the director of Cda-Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production. Her recent exhibitions include ‘Rendez-vous 13′, Institut d’art Contemporain, Lyon, France (2013),  ‘Here Together Now’, Matadero Madrid (2013), ‘I am not dealing with triangle, square and circle’, Maçka Art Gallery (Istanbul, 2012).

Authors (includes artists, curators, writers, thinkers etc…) of any nationality, regardless of age, can propose projects to be carried out individually or collectively.

Applicants can submit an artistic research project that is currently in the production stage or one that is scheduled to be completed during the six‐month period following the date of selection.

Assessment criteria
Project selection will be made after assessing the proposals considering the following criteria:
- Ability to speculate on what knowledge is and suggest new forms of knowledge production.
- Ability to articulate an innovative methodology and form in relation to the content.
- Project feasibility according to the complementary documents provided as well as the documentation for the proposed project.
- A dynamic working methodology, which considers artistic practice from multiple viewpoints including theoretical, conceptual, aesthetic, pedagogical and beyond.
- A willingness to take risks and try completely new and unfamiliar working methodologies.

Please send the documents below to
All the submitted documents should be in English and each one should be sent as a separate PDF. Applications that are not sent in the specified format will not be considered.

- Project proposal and documentation (Maximum 500 words explaining your artistic research project, motivations of the research to be carried and the expected outcome. Up to 4 images can be included as documentation.)
- Curriculum Vitae (Include e-mail and mailing address.)
- Portfolio consisting of three completed research based projects.
- Time-based media should be submitted in low-resolution format via upload and the link should be provided within the portfolio (Not larger than 350MB.) If the resolution is important, you can send a DVD with excerpts up to 30 minutes to the address below:

Cda-Projects Grant
Istiklal Cad. Misir Apt. No:163 K.2 D.5
Beyoglu / Istanbul 34433 Turkey

Application Deadline: November 30, 2013
Announcement of the results: January 22nd, 2014
Completion of the project: July 30, 2014
Book launch: December 31, 2014


- 10,000 Euros will be paid in three installments. The first payment of 3000 Euros will be made in January 2014. The grantee is obliged to provide a progress report on March 30th, 2014. If the report demonstrates adequate development of the project, second installment of the payment will be made as 3000 Euros. The final payment of 4000 Euros will be made, when the project is completed and submitted.
- The grantee is responsible for producing the outcome of the artistic research project that is outlined in the proposal.
- All the material produced with the grant remains the property of the author(s).
- The grantee is responsible for providing Cda-Projects Grant with material and content that was produced during the research process for a publication to be produced by Cda-Projects Grant in cooperation with the grantee. Once an agreement on the content is reached, Cda-Projects Grant will contribute up to 5000 Euros towards the publication costs.
- When the resulting project is exhibited, the following should be mentioned:
- This project has been produced with the support of Cda-Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production 2013.
- All the documents generated should be given to Cda-Projects Grant for archival purposes.
- All the legal responsibility of the content in the publication belongs to the author(s).

Selected person or collective undertake(s):

- To develop the project between January 1st – July 30th 2014. If not, they shall decline the grant and refund the amount received.
- To own the intellectual property rights to the project and guarantee that the work is unpublished and original. If not, they shall decline the grant, refund the amount received and pay an atonement.
- Participation in this grant means full acceptance of the rules regulating it. Failure to comply with any of the obligations contained herein or in the grant award shall result in its immediate cancellation, irrespective of any responsibility that may be incurred.