February 2016 - October 2019

Support Program for Work with Children

Support Program for Work with Children that aims to support artists, teachers/trainers, psychologists, activists, and civil society workers, who conduct psychosocial support-oriented arts and culture activities with children, in Batman, Diyarbakır, Hakkari, Mardin, Şırnak, and Van, consists of two sections: Trainer Training and Small Grant.
Trainer training

Trainer Training, which aims to support persons and institutions that work with children through psychological pedagogical approaches distinctive to psychosocial support works and art workshops, consists of one General Training and six Art Workshops.

Within the scope of the General Training titled "Methodology for Working with Children under Risk", the participants were provided five days long theoretical and practical trainings within the framework of psychosocial support work with children under risk, positive effects of arts activities, and the rights of the child. Following the General Training that took place in Afacan Youth House (Afacan Geçnlik Evi) in Aliağa, İzmir between 25-30 August 2018, the Art Workshops, which took place in Diyarbakır, for four months. For the Art Workshops that took place in Children First Association and Amed City Theater, intensive workshops on the following subjects were organized in accordance with the needs of the participants: Photography, Music-Rhythm, Plastic Arts, Toys-Game, Storytelling, and Creative Drama. In the next stage, participants prepared and implemented their projects.

47 participants from the project cities attended the Trainer Training that lasted approximately 6 months.
Small grant

Within the scope of the Small Grant, which aims to provide financial support to psychosocial support-oriented arts and culture works, four to six projects per month are supported through a small grant amounting up to 2.000 TL for the material expenses (drawing book, paints, etc.) and transportation expenses. Small Grant also includes consultancy support for the persons and institutions for the processes of project preparation, implementation, reporting, archiving, communication and coordination by the Anadolu Kültür team. Moreover, a network is established among the grantees in order to enable the implementation of the exemplary works in other regions.

Applications are evaluated on the first week of each month by an evaluation committee consisting of experts from civil society in addition to the representatives of Anadolu Kültür, and the results are announced latest by the 15th of the given month.

Since the Support Program for Work with Children first started in 2016, 70 projects were supported, and over 2650 children were reached through the activities and workshops that took place within the scope of the project.
Support Program for Works with Children is organized by Anadolu Kültür in cooperation with Kompetenz Berlin and supported by the Umverteilen Foundation. The program is realized in collaboration with Diyarbakır Institute for Political and Social Research - DISA (Diyarbakır), Children First Association (Diyarbakır), Amed City Theater, Development of Social and Cultural Life Association - SKYGD (İstanbul), Bilgi University Child Studies Unit (İstanbul), and Gündem Çocuk (Ankara).
Batman, Diyarbakır, Hakkari, Mardin, Şırnak, Van