ISTANBUL ART AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION GRANTS

27 April 2005
Istanbul (Turkey) - Istanbul Art and Research Foundation seeks seven talented students from around the world for an interactive advertising summer workshop titled "Orient-Orientation: Communication".
Istanbul (Turkey) - Istanbul Art and Research Foundation seeks seven talented students from around the world for an interactive advertising summer workshop titled "Orient-Orientation: Communication". The workshop will be held in Istanbul, Turkey at Kadir HasUniversity from 21 > 31 July 2005.

The workshop is free to all participants but we are only able to provide grants for international (non-Turkish) students. The grant covers accommodation and $ 300 allowance for travel and subsistence costs for each student accepted. Accommodation will be in the historic section of Istanbul, and quite close to the university.

The basic aim of this workshop is to explore interactive advertising ideas for Istanbul, using information design theories and the latest multimedia technologies. In the workshop, participants will examine how to use the oriental atmosphere alongside the modern face of Istanbul in interactive information design ideas. Advertising here is not considered as commercial but conceptual, to promote Istanbul city in terms of information design.

The format is totally free depends on designing information in advertisement. The project can be visualized in computer interface, printed materials or/and physical environment or both.

The workshop is limited to conceptual design and not a final product, but participants, using ideas from the workshop, will be invited to apply for an exhibition in International Design Week which will be held in Istanbul, 21 > 27 September 2005 organized by Istanbul Municipality, DDF and AD Magazine-Turkey.

Background of participants should include: Information Design, Information Management, Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Product Design, Multimedia Design/Computer Science, Architecture/Interior Design, Social Sciences, Advertising and Public
Relationship

Application fees and deadlines:

Early application until 29 April 2005
40 EUR for Europe, 40 YTL for Turkey, 50 USD for others

Regular application until 27 May 2005
70 EUR for Europe, 70 YTL for Turkey, 80 USD for others

Early application until 26 June 2005
100 EUR for Europe, 100 YTL for Turkey, 125 USD for others



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