Our Vision

Balık Arts’ vision is that all disadvantaged children and young people will have access to the arts, education and training, to broaden their horizons and enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence.

Our Values

Diversity | Inclusion | Inspiration | Impact

Upcoming Projects

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Ongoing Projects

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Former Projects

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Balık Arts TV

Balık Arts invites you to enjoy its new viewing platform presenting hidden gems from around the world.

You will also find a special section dedicated to the cinema of Turkey, the starting point of our journey.

Experience the diversity of humanity from the comfort of your own home.

Are you ready? Because this isn’t just another film platform. It’s Balık Arts TV: creating social change via film.

SPONSOR US

We are looking for commercial sponsorship for a number of projects, from film festivals to fashion projects. To contact Balık Arts about our current sponsorship opportunities, please email us at:

info@balikarts.org.uk

INTERNSHIP

As an intern at Balık Arts, you would help develop, run or evaluate projects and events in the UK or abroad. This may include transnational youth exchanges, film festivals and/or youth workers’ training. You could develop skills in the fields of management, graphic design, event planning, filmmaking and more.

We offer intern places to those who may need to complete an internship as part of their studies or for work experience. All of our volunteer internships are UK-based.

 

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VOLUNTEERING

As a volunteer at Balık Arts, you could choose to be involved in the general management and administrative work of the charity or have a more specific role such as publicity and promotion, fundraising, event planning, or translation.

Applicants can be any age from 17 upwards. Our volunteers have different motivations such as improving their CV and job prospects or giving something back to the community at large, including those in other countries.

 

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Taste of Anatolia Film Festival

Bringing culture, arts and award-winning films from Turkey to UK audiences. Originally set in the historical city of Cambridge, Taste of Anatolia is a hybrid film festival happening both online and in the UK. The films focus on social themes, such as; issues faced by young people. Taste of Anatolia’s fourth edition will be happening in September 2022. Booklets from previous festivals can be viewed below.

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Patrons

Cengiz Bozkurt

Bhasker Patel

Çiğdem Aslan

Team Members

Yeşim Güzelpınar

Founder & Director

Sophie Bennett

Apprentice

Hakan Eğri

Financial Advisor

Angela Kirk

Information Officer

Niamh Walker

Apprentice

Damla Altıntaş

Volunteer

Alessia Mavakala

Trainee

Zara Cooper

Intern

Saadet Türkmen

Projects Coordinator

Tuğba Tırpan

Chair

Fiona Crehan

Board Member

Elizabeth Orrin

Advisor

Film Beyond Borders was held in Cyprus in 2014 in conjunction with the 1st Golden Island International Film Festival. Young people and leaders from Cyprus and the UK gained first hand insight into organising film festivals and events and created this documentary of their experience.

The Civil Society Dialogue Project took place in İzmir (Turkey) and London and Cambridge (UK) with a focus on innovative methods in NGO human rights work.  This short film on universal human rights was created and shown on several Turkish TV channels.