Art Event Management

İzmir Mediterranean Biennial

Art Event Management Training Program

Call for Application

The “Art Event Management Training Program” is organized within the scope of the İzmir Mediterranean Biennial, organized by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality with K2 Contemporary Art Center.

With the training program, the first of which will be held at İzmir Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center on 9-10-11 November 2022, between 18.30 and 21.00 every day, it is aimed that the knowledge of 15 participants living, producing and/or working in İzmir will be improved on art event management. In addition, it is planned that those who are willing among the participants will lead the volunteer teams that will take part in the biennial.

The trainings to be given by artists and cultural managers who have experience in art event management, will focus on art history and contemporary art; exhibition processes and management in the context of artist, artwork, space and audience; content development and communication, and budget management and reporting.

The training program will be in Turkish.

Application Requirements

In order to apply to the call, which is open to anyone who has graduated from undergraduate programs of universities and has at least 3 years of work experience in the fields of culture and art, a motivation letter of maximum 100 words should be sent to along with a CV. Applications can be made until 18.30 on October 25, 2022.

The results of the application will be notified to the applicants by e-mail on 31 October 2022.


Wednesday, November 09

Art History and Contemporary Art

Ayşegül Kurtel, K2 Contemporary Art Center, Founding President

18.30 – 19.30 Interaction of art and life

19.30 – 19.45 Break

19.45 – 21.00 Contemporary art practices and activity models

Thursday, November 10

Exhibition in the Context of Artist, Artwork, Space and Audience

Günseli Baki, Yellow Submarine Art Initiative, Co-founder

18.30 – 19.30 Exhibitions as a space for disassembly and reconstruction in the visual arts: context, artifacts and space

19.30 – 19.45 Break

19.45 – 21.00 Process management in visual art exhibitions

11 November, Friday

Content Management and Communication

Bahar Nihal Ersözlü, Open Studio, Co-founder

18.30 – 19.30 Target audience of contemporary art events and strategic communication. Content development and announcement plans.

19.30 – 19.45 Break

Budget Management and Reporting

Recep Tuna, Alla Tuna Culture and Arts Ltd., Founding Director

19.45 – 21.00 Budgeting practices and reporting of contemporary art events