With the support of the Istanbul Development Agency (İSTKA), İKSV will be opening a new venue on the basement floor of the Nejat Eczacıbaşı building. İKSV Alt Kat: Learning and Interaction Space, scheduled to be in service by March 2019, consists of two main areas for events and workspace, spanning 120-meter squares. In order to advocate a participatory approach in arts and culture, İKSV Alt Kat will be presenting event and workshop programmes in various fields. İKSV Alt Kat primarily aims to reach children, youth and groups with limited access to the sphere of culture and arts.

Working with other departments of İKSV, İKSV Alt Kat will produce original content exclusively for this space with multidisciplinary projects and events throughout the year, creating an alternative structure which addresses the contemporary needs of culture and arts. The venue will encourage diverse groups to participate in cultural events and production by providing a space for them to experience culture and arts and express themselves. The priority of the venue will be finding new ways of reaching viewers by creating a public space in the İKSV building and removing barriers to access arts and culture.

İKSV Alt Kat aims to build a participatory, inclusive, multi-cultural, accessible and flexible organisation which reinforces the communication between institutions of culture, artists and viewers while collaborating with non-governmental organisations and local governments. The project’s long-term goal is contributing to enhancing cultural life, to include art more in daily practices of life and to expand the recognition of the importance of arts.

This website, prepared within the scope of ‘İKSV Learning and Interaction Space and Creative Workshop Programme for Children and Youth’ Project that is supported by the Istanbul Development Agency (İSTKA), does not reflect the views of İSTKA or the Ministry of Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkey. Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) is the only party responsible for the content.