The American Turkish Society (ATS) is America's oldest nonprofit dedicated to improving U.S.-Turkish relations. With an emphasis on fostering cultural awareness and strengthening business and economic ties, ATS connects government and industry leaders, provides young leadership training, and sponsors educational and cultural programs. Twice a year, they award grants to established and up-and-coming artists who are highlighting Turkey's rich cultural scene and creating an interactive dialogue with the U.S. The next deadline to apply for the Moon and Stars Project (MASP) Grants has been extended to February 28, 2018.
MASP started in 2002 as a nonprofit to promote cultural exchange between the U.S. and Turkey. Since 2011, it operates under the ATS umbrella. Past grant recipients have included The Young Photographers Award, which supports undergraduate photography students in Turkey, and Oasis, a multimedia dance performance choreographed by Iranian American composer, Shamou. To apply for an MASP grant, please go here.