We are a community of creative leaders who are passionate about impact-driven work.
Apply to join our free, invite-only community of practice and unlock meaningful connections, collaboration opportunities, and access to our physical hubs in Istanbul and Dubai.
A unique approach to community
Our human-centered, data-driven and space-enabled approach to community growing
offers a unique way of bringing people together around meaningful work.
We believe in the power of curation and intention.
We carefully get to know potential members through 1:1 interviews and use engagement incentivization to make sure we bring together proactive, talented and inspiring people.
We believe in the art of gathering no matter the context or conditions.
We co-design and build our own physical spaces with utmost care, but offer flexible membership packages designed to be community-first rather than space-first.
We care about professional transformation and personal growth.
We value growth and learning above everything, and find interesting ways to connect our members to impactful work, rich experiences, and thought leadership opportunities.
- Personalized onboarding & welcome by our community team.
- Access to our global online community.
- Phygital gatherings & shared experiences with creatives.
- 1:1 matchmaking with other creatives.
- First priority to open positions with our Studio.
- Matchmaking to projects with Affiliates, Enterprise and Partner studios.
- Promotion & exposure on all platforms.
- Curated speaking & workshop engagements.
- Thought leadership support.
- Flexible workspace
- Outdoor patio
- Meeting rooms & Focus hubs
- Coffee & Pantry
- Member exclusive perks & discounts.
- Co-produced content & communications support.
- Virtual meet-ups & experiences.
- Social gatherings & excursions.
- Workshops & learning journeys.
Meet and connect with creative thinkers and leaders, both locally and globally.
Our members come from diverse disciplines, backgrounds and nationalities; we connect over shared interests and grow through diverse perspectives.
"Every interaction I've had with ATÖLYE and its community has been a moment of growth for me - whether its being welcomed into one of the most talented and diverse ecosystems in the region, or collaborating on challenging, impactful projects."
"ATÖLYE provided my first freelance opportunity and supported me through my transition as a freelance designer. It is really a space that helps support creatives."
"Working with ATÖLYE has felt like a homecoming more than anything else. The space and team are a manifestation of the power of community and magic of connections — through which meaningful interactions are not just possible but inevitable."
"A supportive community, infinite possibilities, and unleashed creativity. It makes me feel grateful to be a member of ATÖLYE!"
"What I love most about ATÖLYE is the events. I’ve attended several events and have always left feeling inspired and motivated. The events have been great for my personal and professional development and I always look forward to the next one."
Engage in content that deepens your mindset and expands your skillset.
We invite members to play and grow with us by co-producing events & experiences that allow us to transfer knowledge and learn from one another.
Past events include:
- Community Socials
- Human Centered Design Meetups
- Regenerative Jams
- F*** Up Nights
- Member Spotlight
- Co-Design Circles
- Insight Out
- We Call It Home: Istanbul Dialogues
- Negative Space
Collaborate on meaningful projects and do work that matters.
Through our studio and network, members are prioritized for collaboration opportunities with leading organizations and clients based on their specific skills & interests.
Partners & clients we have matched with talent:
- Dubai Future Foundation
- Prime Minister’s Office
- EXPO 2020
- Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority
- The Executive Office (TEO)
- Department of Culture & Tourism
Get access to comfortable multifunctional spaces, if and when you need them.
Being a phygital community means that we care for the physical and digital spaces in which we gather. Members get access to our two hubs — one in Bomontiada in Istanbul and the other in Emirates Tower in Dubai, as well as our partner spaces across Europe and the Middle East.
Given our strong architecture practice, our space (and furniture) is custom designed and built to be a playground for friendly interaction, collaborative production and spontaneous learning.
Membership Packages for Individuals
Who it’s for:
Individuals who want to expand their network and get involved in meaningful opportunities.
Our members include freelancers, independent contractors, entrepreneurs, or anyone who wants to explore opportunities outside their 9-5.
We offer three different membership packages, namely the Standard, Flex, or Resident. All packages include the same base features while catering to different space and meeting room needs.
Base package includes:
- • Local & global community channels
- • Community-only events (online & in person)
- • Priority access to open positions
- • Exclusive perks & discounts
- • 4-day access pass to space
- • 2-hour meeting room access
* Additional add-on features such as space packages, legal and admin support
can be added to your base membership.
How to apply:
Our goal at ATÖLYE is to bring together proactive, talented and inspiring people around meaningful work. We carefully curate our members to create a diverse community of vetted creatives and professionals.
Submit an application
Our membership application is designed to get to know you and your needs a little better. Each application is individually reviewed by our team. After you submit an application, you will receive a confirmation email and our team will queue your application for review.
Invitation for a 1:1 Chat
Once we’ve reviewed your application and believe there’s a fit, you will be invited to an interview with our community curator to learn more about you, and vice versa.
Meet the community
Once accepted, you will be notified via email. We allocate an experience steward to personally onboard and welcome each member to the community, both in-person and online.
We also offer membership plans for teams & enterprises
Who it’s for
Teams and small studios who want to connect with fellow changemakers and collaborate with our Studio and partners on projects.
Who it’s for
Organizations and institutions who want to work with vetted, top-tier creative talent in the region.