Participation Conditions for the Symposium

  • Participation to the symposium is accepted with abstracts and posters.
  • Full-text papers and poster abstracts will be sent to the e-mail address after filling out Form.2
  • Abstracts must be written in either English or Turkish, and they must be at least 200 and at most 300 words. Full-text papers and poster abstracts must be sent after being prepared in accordance with the template. Full text papers must be written in APA format.
  • Full-text papers and posters will be accepted both in Turkish and English.
  • Application for the symposium can be made at most with two papers. Application fee must be paid separately for each paper.
  • Participation fee for full-text paper is 200 Euro, early registration is 150 Euro, master and PhD students 100 Euro and participation fee for posters is 50 Euro.
  • Participation fee for full-text papers, abstracts and posters include symposium bag, certificate of participation,  symposium proceedings book and gala dinner. For papers with more than one author, symposium proceedings book will be given to the author in charge. If requested, additional symposium proceedings book can be obtained from Dumlupınar University Press Centre for a certain fee.
  • Participants are responsible for their own accommodation and transportation expences.
  • The durations given under the title of “Important Dates” are also valid for participations with posters.
  • All accepted abstracts and full-text papers (oral presentation, poster) will be published in symposium proceedings book which has ISBN after presantation.

Publishing Abstracts as Articles

  • Full papers which are presented and accepted will be published free of charge in Kütahya Dumlupınar Social Sciences Journal (scanned by Ulakbim Dergipark) after passing the jury evaluation process.
  • Full text papers, which are published as articles will not take part in symposium proceedings book
  • Article Writing Rules; The detailed information can be found on our website

Symposium Contact Web Address:

Contact Address to Send the Symposium Papers:

Contact Address to Send the Works of Art for the Symposium Group Exhibition:

The 1st International Ahmet Yakupoglu City, Art and Design Symposium is organized by Kütahya Dumlupınar University Rectorate and Faculty of Fine Arts in memory of Ahmet Yakupoğlu, a painter, miniaturist and a ney player (neyzen) from Kütahya, has been arranged with the intention of exhibiting the works of national and international artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, tile, ceramics, glass, miniature, graphic design, original print picture, works on paper and photography related to the given theme of art and design relation.


  • City and People, City Culture and History


  • The exhibition is open to national and international artists who are over 18 years old.
  • The artists who will participate in the exhibition are free to use any kind of technique or material suitable to their form of expression. However, the works must be produced from durable material and must be suitable for exhibition conditions.
  • A ceramic work of art must be at least 80% of ceramic.
  • The exhibition participation fee includes the exhibition catalogue and a certificate of participation.
  • Participation to the exhibition is limited with at most 1 (one) work.
  • Works must be sent framed and suitably prepared for exhibition; sides of a two-dimensional work must be 50-100 cm. The sides of three-dimensional works must be 20-50 cm.
  • Unfortunately works prepared with video, jewelry, textile, leather, woven, carpet, rug materials cannot be accepted due to the unsuitable physical conditions.
  • Once their preliminary application is granted, participation fee for the “Group Exhibition” is 250 TL for the national artists, and 100 Euros for the international artists.
  • The symposium bank account number for the participation fees of the works will be announced at payment info.


  • Applications will be made online between the dates of 09 July-01 October, 2018.
  • For preliminary application, participants must send the complete Form 1, and the photographs of their work taken from 3 different angles with 300 dpi resolution in jpeg format to the symposium regulatory board’s e-mail address
  • The works that have been accepted for exhibition will be announced to the related participants on 10-14 October 2018.
  • The works; packaged firmly, together with the participation fee receipts, must be sent to this address: “Kütahya Dumlupınar Üniversitesi, Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi, Resim Bölümü, 3. kat Oda no: 302, Evliya Çelebi Kampüsü, Tavşanlı Yolu, 10. km 43000 KÜTAHYA” in the name of Res. Ass. Burak YİĞİT until 05 November 2018.
  • Our institution is not responsible for the damages that may occur during shipping or works which are not retrieved by the artists or requested to be sent back to the artists within 21 days after the end of the exhibition.


Address: Kütahya Dumlupınar Üniversitesi, Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi, Evliya Çelebi Kampüsü, Tavşanlı Yolu Üzeri 10. Km 43000 Kütahya
Phone Number:+90 (274) 265 20 45Fax:+90 (274) 265 20 44