The application period will run from March 21 to May 12

Salt and the BBVA Foundation announce the Salt Artistic Research and Production Grant Program

This two-year grant program, geared towards artists from Türkiye who investigate contemporary social questions through interdisciplinary methodologies, will provide a dynamic space for artistic research and production, encouraging robust engagement between creative practitioners and their communities across the region. This year’s grants will support two works at the intersection of art, technology, and ecology and are open to creative practitioners from various disciplines, including visual arts, curatorial practices, design, film, video, and performance.

21 March, 2024


Salt Artistic Research and Production Grant Program

The Artistic Research Grant will facilitate in-depth artistic research, focusing on contemporary art and design, technology, and ecology. For this research grant, the use of Salt Research’s archival resources is encouraged. The Production Grant will support an artistic production responsive to the moving image’s dynamic, diverse, and evolving nature. The scope of this grant includes traditional or expanded forms of storytelling, visual expression, and performance using film, cinema, and new media.

The application period for the 2024 edition will run from March 21 to May 12. Following the application and review process, the selected projects will be announced in early June. Each project will receive funding support of 20,000 EUR. Additionally, the program will support a two-week residency in Spain and the opportunity to show the work or body of work the artists have produced as part of the grant’s outcome in Türkiye and Spain.

This year’s selection committee comprises Vasıf Kortun (Curator), Miguel Zugaza (Director, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao), Elvira Dyangani Ose (Director, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona), Manuel Segade (Director, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía), Ala Younis (Artist and Curator), together with Fatma Çolakoğlu (Director, Salt Research and Programs), and Juan Pujol (BBVA Foundation Assistant Director).

About Salt

Founded in 2011 by Garanti BBVA, Salt is a not-for-profit cultural institution engaging in research, exhibitions, publications, web projects, and public programs at the intersections of visual practices, the built environment, social life, and economic history. The BBVA Foundation, as the corporate social responsibility of the BBVA Group, is committed to advancing society by promoting and disseminating knowledge through research-based, artistic, cultural, and scientific projects.

About  the BBVA Foundation

The BBVA Foundation is an expression of the BBVA Group’s engagement with the promotion of knowledge and innovation as the most effective means to expand out individual and collective choices. Its activity centers on support for scientific research (through research projects, grants and collaboration with scientific institutions), the recognition of talent through families of awards organized alone or in conjunction with scientific societies, and the wider dissemination of knowledge and culture. Its diverse programs, run directly or in partnership with leading institutions and organizations, are focused primarily on the areas of Basic Sciences, Biology and Biomedicine, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Economics and Social Sciences, Statistics, Big Data and AI, Information and Communication Technologies, Humanities, Music and the Arts.