Founded by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) with the aim of improving access to and participation in art and culture events, İKSV Alt Kat: Learning and Interaction Space has opened its doors in March 2019.
Realised with the support of Istanbul Development Agency (İSTKA) and located in Şişhane at the basement floor of the Nejat Eczacıbaşı Building that also hosts the Foundation offices, İKSV Alt Kat presents event and workshop programmes in various disciplines year-round, free of charge.
İKSV Alt Kat aims to directly reach children, youngsters and groups with limited access to arts and culture while reinforcing the communication between art and culture professionals, non-governmental organisation workers, artists, educators and viewers.
İKSV’s archive and the library is also open to the public at İKSV Alt Kat, granting access to guests and researchers of all ages. Also built on premises is the Children’s Library that will include a selection of 3,000 books for 3 to 15-year-old children by the end of 2019.
İKSV Alt Kat provides a participatory, inclusive, multi-cultural and accessible platform with its year-round programme that includes workshops in a variety of disciplines such as music, film, theatre, design and visual arts, art education programmes, seminars, screenings, exhibitions and various events throughout the year.
As well as specially organised events in conjunction with the Foundation’s sphere of activity, İKSV Alt Kat sets up new collaborations between the fields of arts-culture and education, and organises capacity building programmes.
The programmes offered by İKSV Alt Kat are in collaboration with various partners including The Ministry of Education, Provincial and District Directorates of Education, non-governmental organisations, local and foreign cultural institutions, schools, universities, professional associations, and professionals working in the area of art-culture and education.
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.