In-house Residency

We provide the opportunity for artists, scholars and writers in Turkey and around the world to stay at Umay Homespace and dedicate their time to their personal creative projects, in a peaceful and eco-friendly environment.

Accomodation, a shared kitchen, office and/or art space and shared resources are included.

We encourage our residents to use their time at Umay to delve into their writing/project.

Please read the information below on how to apply for the in-house Umay residency ūüôā¬†




1. Personal Information

2. Project Information

Please provide an introduction to your work and motivation. 

  • Provide a clear and informative summary of your work (max. 300 words).
  • A statement with full description of the proposed residence project (max. 800 words).

Residency Format: Artists can choose a time-frame between a minimum of 2 weeks and maximum of 2 months. Scheduling will be determined by the Umay core team, taking into account other programmes and activities scheduled to take place.

Minimum Requirements: BA degree

As well as filling out the form below, please send the following to quoting your full name.

1. Examples of previous work: 

Visual / Video Artists:

  • 5 to 10 images or weblinks of previous videos or projects (max 4mb per image).

Literary Artists:

  • No more than 8 pages of work, one chapter or story-length prose.

2. Optional:

  • Proposal for public talk / workshop (you can deliver a public talk or workshop during your stay at Umay. The format of this¬† is flexible and can be discussed at further length if interested).


Umay Home will provide:  

  • Accommodation – a nurturing, eco-friendly and peaceful space and garden.¬†
  • The artist has access to the kitchen to prepare their own food at no extra cost.

(Ps: if you have special requirements/dietary restrictions, these extra costs will be your own responsibility)

  • The artist has access to all shared resources in the homespace.¬†


For more information, please contact the Coordinator,

The Space  

It is a substance-free space including the garden, and encourages a plant-based diet with zero-waste (no meat to be cooked/consumed at Umay!).   

Other activities happening at the space: (any contributions to the existing program are welcomed!)

  • Gardening
  • Workshops
  • Group meetings
  • Community services

*We acknowledge the unprecedented circumstances of our times and individuals’ unique stories so check with the Umay Coordinator if you think that you are qualified and have a valuable project in mind but cannot meet all the requirements. 

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