Open Call Q&A: Crafts from Anatolia, Designs from Europe

Curious about the upcoming open call, From Anatolian Crafts to Contemporary Design, but have questions?

Join us for a chat, where we’ll discuss the project, share info on the crafts and the master craftsmen, present details about the application process and answer any dilemmas that might have come up in your design process.

We’ll meet on January 25th at 17.00 CET at Zoom – using this link.

To learn more about the open call, inviting creatives of all kinds to reinterpret traditional Anatolian crafts into contemporary designs, you can visit the project website.

Applications are open until January 31st!

About the open call

Anatolia, the vast region spanning most of mainland Turkey, was once home to ancient civilizations; today, its craftspeople still carry expert knowledge, which is passed from generation to generation.

We’re inviting designers from all across the European Union member and candidate countries (excluding Turkey) to get to know five very different Anatolian crafts and reinterpret one (or more) of them for a contemporary audience.

10 authors of the selected design proposals will be invited to Turkey (all expenses covered + monetary compensation) to join the craftspeople in their workshops and co-produce product prototypes, which will then be exhibited in Istanbul and promoted throughout the EU and Turkey.