For Turkey, Syria and the Kurdish regions


Kitchen Collective, 2022. Merve Bedir. Image courtesy of the artist.
    • March 17
    • Nieuwe Instituut
    • Museumpark 25, Rotterdam

Nieuwe Instituut organises a fundraising event for all those directly and indirectly affected by the earthquakes in the Turkish, Syrian and Kurdish regions. In collaboration with the fundraising initiative Artists in Solidarity Netherlands, IABR, Kunstinstuut Melly, Mondriaan Fonds, Stimuleringsfonds, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten and Het Nieuwe Café, the institute hosts an informal, diverse programme including an art sale and a series of conversations.

The recent earthquakes in Turkey, Syria and the Kurdish regions have exacerbated the very challenging and fragile conditions faced by people living there. The incidents of the past weeks, however, make solidarity more urgent than ever. This evening’s donation efforts will directly be used to support NGOs and grassroots organisations based in the region that work for immediate earthquake relief as well as long-term healing and reconstruction. 

During this event, the networks of architects, designers, digital makers and artists of all involved parties and organizations will be in conversation with those attending. Part of the evening is a sale of art and design works that will contribute to the collection of funds. Alongside donated original works, pieces from the Nieuwe Instituut’s collection and a special edition of prints prepared exclusively for the action will be presented. Next to the conversations, there will be related videos, music and food as other ways to come together. 

Artists in Solidarity Netherlands is a group of artists and cultural workers from Turkey based in the Netherlands who collectively work on creating awareness, community building and fundraising for the benefit of peoples affected by the earthquakes. They specifically focus their work on the building of resistant, reliable relationships with grassroots organisations, initiatives and collectives in the region. 

All proceeds of the evening will go to Afet için Feminist Dayanışma (organising aid from Istanbul to the earthquake region), Mor Dayanışma (women and children in Antakya), Kırkayak Kültür (migrants and refugees across the earthquake region), Lubunya Deprem (LGBTI+ and sex workers across the region), Heyvasor (Red Crescent across Rojava) and Dört Ayaklı Şehir (animal victims of the earthquake).

For questions and general contact surrounding this action, please email and Artists in Solidarity NL ( Flora van Gaalen ( on behalf of the Nieuwe Instituut.  


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