OPEN CALL for ARTISTS and DESIGNERS until October 15, 2022



    The Faculty of Art and Design at Izmir Katip Celebi University are pleased to invite you to participate in “International İKÇÜ ART FESTIVAL” on November 15-17, at the IKCU Art Gallery, Izmir, Turkiye. Once famous for figs, Izmir (formerly Smyrna), is now Turkiye’s 3rd-largest city, the “capital” of the Aegean region, a major port and commercial center set dramatically around a huge bay and backed by mountains to the south. Izmir is the inheritor of almost 3,500 years of urban past, and possibly up to that much more in terms of advanced human settlement patterns.

    The arts festival lasts the three-day and includes exhibitions, workshops, film screening, as well as performances by guest artists and academics who are specialists in these fields. The festival also helps many international artists in gaining recognition their artworks in Turkiye. We wish to invite visual artists to submit their artworks of various media such as graphic design, drawings, illustrations, printmaking, cartooning and graffiti, Infographic, photographs, video & new media art, and mixed media.

    IkcuArt Fest brings together both rapidly growing creative talent and local and international artists under one roof. Our aim is to create a meaningful experience for our participating artists, performers, and visitors. We would like to encourage you to work closely together with us and also to create the program with us. The following organizations have each compiled a detailed and informative list of resources for artists in need of support.

    Please take care of yourself and know we look forward to collaborating with you.




  • Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many artists, festivals, and arts organizers by now had to cancel events, festivals, performances, etc. International İKÇÜ ART FESTIVAL on November 15-17, will take place at the IKCU Art Gallery, and all of the events at the festival will be readily available online.
  • Artists will receive notification of acceptance or rejection within four weeks following these deadlines. Applicants who are accepted will be contacted by email.
  • The artist can apply to the following exhibitions:
  • Special Thematic Exhibition: Through a Window
  • Cartoon Exhibition: (1) Coffee & Culture (2) Fairy Tales & Legends
  • From Traditional to Contemporary: TYPOGRAPHY
  • Small Works Exhibition
  • This exhibition can be participated by all kinds of artists, designers who work in type to create a diverse exhibition with a wide cross-section of works.
  • Artists who intend to participate in the festival have to send their work visual by using the Online Application Form.
  • We cannot accept shipped work. The selected works will be covered with a passe-partout for the exhibition. Submissions are subject to evaluation based on creativity, used medium, originality, and quality of work.
  • The artists can participate in more than one exhibition. Each participating artist will receive a certificate of attendance (for each per exhibition) and a digital exhibition catalog.
  • Each exhibit will be opened with a reception on October 15 and the show will be open 12 hours each day.

  • Participants



    International IKCU Art Festival

    İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University
    Faculty of Art and Design
    Balatcik Kampusu 35620 Cigli Izmir, Turkiye