Tarabya Cultural Academy is a residency program for artists from various disciplines. The aim is to make a contribution to the German-Turkish cultural exchange. The stay at Tarabya is intended to provide residents with inspiration and the opportunity to develop their work further. The Academy’s seven artist apartments, meeting room and two studios offer residents optimal living and working conditions.

The Cultural Academy was launched at the initiative of the German Bundestag. The house is located on the grounds of the historical summer residence of the German ambassador in Tarabya, on the European side of Istanbul, approximately 15 km north of the city center. The Cultural Academy is run by the German Embassy in Ankara and is one of the cultural activities of the German Embassy in Turkey. Curatorial responsibility for Tarabya Cultural Academy lies with the Goethe-Institut.