LAST THREE DAYS TO APPLY FOR ISTANBUL FELLOWSHIP
Deadline is closing for Istanbul Fellowship Meetings which will bring together publishers from across the world. 409 participants from 90 countries have up to this day applied to the program. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2018.
The fourth edition of International Istanbul Fellowship Program, which was first initiated in 2016 by Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright & Licencing Society (TBYM) with an objective of improving the cooperation between Turkish publishers and publishers from around the world and turning Istanbul into a copyright market, will take place in February 2019.
Bringing together publishers from around the world in Istanbul to conduct copyright meetings, Fellowship is not only a platform for promoting Turkish literature around the world, but also for developing intercultural dialogue.
90 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD, 96 PARTICIPANTS FROM TURKEY
409 applications from 90 countries were received for the program, which has had an ever-increasing number of participants in the last three years. 96 publishers from Turkey have also applied to the program this year. The number is likely to increase in the last three days before the deadline.
The program provided an opportunity for more than 1000 preliminary copyright agreements and 1739 bilateral business meetings in the first year. The interest in the program and the number of participants continue to rise. Organized through the partnership of Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright & Licencing Society, the program has higher ambitions each year.
INDONESIA AND BRASIL LEAD IN NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS
Indonesian and Brasilian publishers have showed the highest interest in the program so far, which brings together participants from around the world with Turkish literature. The event will take place on 26-28 February 2019. 34 applications were received from Indonesia so far, and the country leads in the number of applications before Brasil, where 22 publishers have submitted their applications. Among other prominent participants of the event are the USA with 18 applications and Bangladesh, India and Egypt with 17 applications each.
Publishing house executives, editors, copyright agencies, publishing organizations and publishing non-governmental organizations are eligible to apply for the program through the online application system on https://www.fellowship.istanbul.
PARTICIPANTS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON JANUARY 1
The domestic publishers who have been granted admission to the program will have a chance to attend dinners, seminars and business meetings within the framework of the program and will receive translation assistance free of charge.
The international participants of the program, on the other hand, will be granted three different types of supports packages. The Bronze Package will cover free attendance to dinners, seminars and business meetings as well as a shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. The Silver Package, in addition to these, will cover a four-day accommodation in a hotel. The Golden Package, in addition to these, will cover flights to and from Istanbul.
The completed application forms will be reviewed by the Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright & Licencing Society Evaluation Committee. The successful domestic and international applicants will be announced on 1 January 2019.
The 4th Istanbul Fellowship Program will take place on 26-27-28 February 2019 in Avrasya Center for Performing Arts.