2018 Fellows

The Turkish Cultural Foundation has awarded 5 fellowships under its 2018 Cultural Exchange Fellowship Program. The TCF Cultural Exchange Fellowship Program was launched in 2012 to encourage cultural and artistic exchanges between Turkey and the world by supporting artists and art/culture professionals. The Fellowship has been awarded to 112 individuals from Turkey and all over the world to date.

2018 Fellows

Yasemin Kayabay, a ballet dancer and a student at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (MSGSU) The Performing Arts Department, Ballet Program. Ms. Kayabay received the TCF Fellowship to support her participation to YAGP 2019 (Youth America Grand Prix) Barcelona, Spain International Semi-Final on December 6-9, 2018.

Ayse Gül Süter , (TCF Cultural Exchange Fellow-2016) a Turkish artist who integrates traditional art-making techniques with new media technologies. Ms. Süter received the TCF Fellowship to support her residency at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Barcelona, Spain where she was the sole resident artist in 2018.

İrem Yılmaz, a glass artist participated in a two-week residency at the Corning Glass Museum in New York for which she received a scholarship from the Museum. During her time at the Museum, Ms. Yılmaz attended a class on Venetian Glass Techniques with master glassblower, scholar and lecturer William Gudenrath.

Gulfidan Ozmen ,  (TCF Cultural Exchange Fellow-2014) a glass artist who has been selected for a 3 months residency fellowship at the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center and the Creative Glass Center of America in Millville, New Jersey. During her fellowship, Ms. Özmen, an independent glass artist had the opportunity to create and exhibit new works, as well as interact with other artists.

Banu Özden, who has been accepted to present a paper at the Dublin Gastronomy Symposium. Ms. Özden presented a paper on “Political Power behind the Feasts: Food as a Symbol of Authority and Obedience in the History of Turks” at the annual meeting held in May in Dublin.


2017 TCF Cultural Exchange Fellows

2016 TCF Cultural Exchange Fellows

2015 TCF Cultural Exchange Fellows

2014 TCF Cultural Exchange Fellows

2013 TCF Cultural Exchange Fellows

2012 TCF Cultural Exchange Fellows

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