Ankara’nın başkent olmasıyla modern bir proje halini alan ve başlangıcı İstanbul’un fethine dayanan batılılaşma hamleleri yol açmıştır.

Tandem Turkey 2013-2014

TANDEM: Cultural Managers Exchange Program
Turkey - European Union

TANDEM - Cultural Managers Exchange Programme Turkey-European Union (EU) aims to encourage long term collaboration between cultural managers from Turkey and EU. Following the paths of first term TANDEM Turkey-EU programme, implemented between 2011-2012, participants encouraged to realize projects related with their cultural expertise, dependent on the collaboration between different disciplines.    


The open call for participation in TANDEM II has been made in February 18nd, 2013 and finalized in April 1st, 2013. 79 applications from 25 different cities from Turkey have been received to the open call. MitOst has received 180 applications from 26 different countries for the European leg. Along with the EU countries, countries outside of EU like India, Jordan and Bosnia showed an interest on TANDEM programme. MitOst and Anadolu Kültür made a pre-selection among 259 persons/institutions, and met in Istanbul in April 18th and 19th for the jury meeting. During the jury meeting 76 candidates from Europe and 40 from Turkey has been discussed. The jury decided the candidates who will be invited for the Partner Forum in Izmir. A total of 42 representatives of culture and art organizations met in Izmir between May 29th and June 2nd. The meeting took place in Alsancak campus of İzmir Yaşar University.

From the circle of participants attending the Partner Forum, 19 tandems applied until July 2013 out of which 15 cooperation projects were selected by an external jury to participate in the program. 32 cultural managers out of which 15 come from from Turkey (Ankara, Antalya, Artvin, Gaziantep, İstanbul, İzmir and Sivas) and 17 from Europe (Germany, Belgium, Finland, England, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Greece).

Following the Partner Forum, the participants submitted a second application describing the projects they have designed with their partners. Projects by 15 applicants were selected during the Jury Meeting held in Essen on July 25, 2013, and a grant support of 5,000 Euros was given to each of these projects. Thus, the process during which 32 cultural managers and institutions would implement the projects, visit each other, enrich their artistic experiences, and produce joint works was launched.

The selected participants attended the Kick-off Meeting on September 11-15, 2013 in Berlin. Various workshops on international project management and follow up were organized during the meeting.

The participants met in Budapest on April 2-6, 2014 for the Interim Meeting to evaluate the culture and art projects they are carrying out, attend workshops on the publicity of international projects, and share their experiences.

We met in Berlin on September 10-13, 2014 to evaluate the 15 projects and the TANDEM programme. During the meeting, all participants presented their projects, and shared their recommendations for the continuation of the programme. Following the Final Meeting in Berlin, Studio-X Istanbul hosted the presentation of TANDEM projects on October 17-22, 2014. The exhibition was designed by Emrah Gökdemir and co-curated by Saliha Yavuz and Serra Özhan-Yüksel. On October 17, Sulukule Youth Orchestra and the Hungarian M&M music and dance group performed a mini concert for the opening of the exhibition featuring videos exploring social movements around the world, exchange of comments on photographs by high school students from Barcelona and Istanbul, and the outputs of the hip-hop workshops in Istanbul, Diyarbakır, Batman and Mardin. On October 18, there was a reading of the Polish playwright Malgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk’s text ‘From Istanbul with Love’.

          TANDEM 2013-2014 Video                                                           TANDEM 2013-2014 Booklet


TANDEM - Cultural Managers Exchange Turkey - European Union is an initiative of the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), MitOst (Berlin), Anadolu Kültür (Istanbul), and supported by Stiftung Mercator (Essen).