SaDe (Artist Support Fund) is a programme inaugurated in 2023 with the aim of contributing to the artistic development of artists who are active in the field of visual arts under the leadership of İKSV and in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Türk. The programme aims to support artists for the production process of a project that is in the design stage. Within the scope of the programme, five artists are supported within a year, enabling them to develop their practice.

In 2024, SaDe is launching a call for artists under the age of 30 who have been affected by the Kahramanmaraş earthquakes of February 2023. The program will provide 5,000 euros each to five artists who will be selected from among the applicants with art projects at the conceptual stage, as well as the opportunity for young artists to work with mentors to develop their projects throughout their production process.

Candidates who continue their artistic production in the earthquake zone (Kahramanmaraş, Hatay, Adıyaman, Osmaniye, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Malatya, Diyarbakır, Adana, Kilis and Elazığ) or who reside in the earthquake zone and continue their artistic works related to the earthquake zone can apply for funding with a project presentation in the field of visual arts (painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, glass, illustration, drawing or printing techniques). Applications are open to all candidates who can demonstrate their competence and willingness in the relevant fields and who aim to continue their career in the field of visual arts.

The candidates to be accepted into the programme will be evaluated and pre-selected by the jury, and İKSV will select 5 artists to participate in the programme among the 10 finalists. The applications will be evaluated by a jury consisting of artist and academic Şive Neşe Baydar, artist Burçak Bingöl, artist Sinem Dişli, art space manager and artist Erkan Özgen, and artist and academic Evrim Kavcar.