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A "Creative in Resident" program  in Cappadocia

A.R.C., A Residence of Creation, stems its name from our ambition to provide a nest to all creative spirits and thus not limiting it to an “Artist” residency; whether you are a sculptor, a carpenter, painter, photographer, writer, poet, musician or a chef …

Having started its life in August 2022, ARC aims to give the opportunity to creative souls a space to research, cultivate their practice, and create in an environment with a connection to the Anatolian landscape of Cappadocia; a special region of Turkey with a rich cultural heritage and even more importantly a landscape that spikes all the senses..


Taking its roots from the creative energy of Cappadocia, a founding principle of A.R.C. is to add value to Cappadocia. Thus, we prioritize giving back to the local community and the greater region, and we expect a similar approach from our residents.

By hosting local and international artists for a certain time in Cappadocia, the region as well as the artists profit from interchanging perspectives and influences within the surrounding and its people. Showing the artworks emerging from these residency programs for some time in Cappadocia as well as in the Ambidexter Gallery in Istanbul means spreading the name of the creative to an international audience. It creates support and interest in national cultural exchange and cooperation between cities and regions.

As of January 2024, A.R.C. has hosted fourteen artists from 5 countries with different disciplines. 

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