'Ortaklaşa: Culture, Dialogue and Support Programme' launched with support from the European Union

Ortaklaşa: Culture, Dialogue and Support Programme is a programme implemented by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and supported by the European Union. The programme aims to develop dialogue and collaborations between Non-Governmental Organizations and municipalities working in the field of cultural and arts in Turkey through joint projects. A further aim of the programme is to promote the creation of inclusive and participatory cultural policies at the local level. Detailed information can be reached via the programme's web site.

'Cultural Policy Report of Turkey' is published

The cultural policy report of Turkey is published within the framework of the cultural policy review programme of the Council of Europe.

The published review comprises a national background report and a study by five independent experts. It offers a comprehensive analysis of the cultural policy challenges and opportunities that Turkey currently faces.

Both the national report and the experts report can be reached via the Council’s web site.

İKSV’s Cultural Policy Studies Provided A Case Study for TUSEV’s '2013 Civil Society Report'

İKSV provided a case study for the 2013 Civil Society Report” of TUSEV. First published in 2011, the Civil Society Monitoring Report aims to observe the current year’s developments in the area of civil society, comparing strengths and the impact with the previous year’s findings. The Civil Society Monitoring Project takes into account Turkey’s state of civil society under the headlines of Legislative Framework, International Relations, Institutional Capacity and Research.

Sanat Dünyamız magazine opens up a new discussion about arts education

Published by Yapı Kredi Publishing House, prominent arts magazine Sanat Dünyamız’s latest issue (July&August 2015) focuses on arts education. Authors of the İKSV report (Re)thinking Arts Education in Turkey Özlem Ece and Zülal Fazlıoğlu Akın, along with Mine Haydaroğlu co-edited the issue which features articles from academicians, artists and experts. The magazine will be available at major bookstores from mid-July. Those who contributed to this special issue with their articles are Mine Haydaroğlu, Özlem Ece & Zülal Fazlıoğlu Akın, Asu Aksoy, Tamer Levent, Eric Booth, Ali Osman Alakuş, Vedat Özsoy, Dionne Custer Edwards, InSul Kim, Emre Zeytinoğlu, Nazlı Pektaş & Jale N. Erzen (interview).

The book “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Itrî and His Period” has been published

İKSV organised a symposium which looks at the life and music of the great composer from various perspectives on the occasion of the UNESCO declaration of 2012 as the “International Itrî Year.” Published in 2013, the book brings together papers presented at the symposium entitled “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Itrî and His Period,” which was realised in collaboration with the Research and Performance Center for Ottoman Music (OMAR) of Istanbul University and with the support of the Beyoğlu Municipality.

The book makes an important contribution to the field and features papers from Kudsi Erguner, Walter Feldman, Mehmet Genç, Mehmet Kalpaklı, Mahmud Erol Kılıç, Süleyman Seyfi Öğün, Önder Özkoç, Gönül Paçacı and Ersu Pekin.