HELIKON ART CENTER is the first international art residency of Turkey has been organising art residencies, hosting exhibitions and engaging in several art activities since 2014. It is located near Izmit city of Kocaeli province, Başiskele district in Turkey. Helikon Art Center aims to host artists from all over the world in order to exchange ideas, create artworks together, open exhibitions and organize art events.

Helikon has four bungalow style houses, which can accommodate twelve artists. All houses have  a bathroom and an open kitchen. Center also has two terraces, two tree houses, a big garden, common kitchen, dinner area, an atelier, art gallery and an office.

Helikon Art Center was reorganized as an official association to address broader audiences. The Center is associated with Helikon Contemporary Art Association.

Helikon Contemporary Art Association was founded in 2017. Association aims to establish an integrative network of art, embracing not only national artists but also all creative minds across the globe.

President Alp Aslan

Vice President Orhan Özçalık

Board Members Aslıhan Kocabal, Attorney at Law; Özgen Hindistan, Attorney at Law; Ülke Evrim Uysal, Ph. D.