Independent Initiatives

Born of its commitment to spaces and programs that may fall off the traditional radar — both in the realm of visibility and support — FfAI is especially interested in projects that are self-organized by artists, collectives and curators, independent of traditional or existing arts infrastructures. It is out of the belief that such endeavors can often represent the vanguard of arts practice that the Foundation has created this special area of emphasis. These initiatives may assume the form of spaces, workshops, residencies or public art projects.


  • Arab Image Foundation
  • Beca Kuitca
  • Chto Delat?/What is to be done?
  • Grupo de Arte Callejero – GAC
  • International Errorist
  • La Comunitaria TV
  • MASS Alexandria
  • Metronome Press
  • Sub Photographer Cooperativa
  • What, How and for Whom? / WHW?


  • CAMP
  • PiST – Istanbul Guncel Sanat Dernegi