Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) will allocate funds from its 2023 budget, including the Tamino concert on 18 March, to provide instruments to music students and instructors affected by the earthquakes that took place in February. The project will be realised thanks to the collaboration of two major instrument suppliers in Turkey, doremusic and Zuhal Müzik, and will receive further support from Pozitif Müzik. Our aim is to expand the fund with contributions from as much institutions and organisations as possible, in order to meet the needs of all eligible applicants.

Students and teachers who are studying or teaching in the music departments of fine arts high schools and conservatories in the region and whose instruments had been damaged or lost in the earthquakes will be able to apply between 28 February-30 May 2023.

Students and instructors who are in need of instrument support can apply simply by filling out the form and providing official student or teacher documentation and residence proof that they can receive via e-Government. Applications will be evaluated and answered by order of application dates. The instruments requested in the application forms will be delivered to eligible students and teachers directly by İKSV in cooperation with doremusic and Zuhal Music.

We are in deep grief and sorrow for our losses in the earthquakes that struck the country on 6 February and the days after. We believe that we can only overcome these difficult times with collective help and solidarity. We know that there are many things we can do together for a better future and we will continue our efforts to sustain culture and arts under all circumstances.

Application Process

Applications for the İKSV Instrument Support Fund will be accepted between 28 February-30 May 2023.

Students residing in the disaster area (Adana, Adıyaman, Diyarbakır, Elazığ, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye and Şanlıurfa), continuing their education in fine arts high schools and conservatories in the region, or students who were in the region during the earthquake but were transferred to other schools, and teachers employed in these schools can apply.

The applications will be evaluated and responded in two terms. Applications received between 1 March and 10 April will be responded to by 17 April, and applications received between 11 April and 30 May will be responded to by 5 June. Applicants who have not received a response can request information by writing to Following initial conversations, the requested instruments will be supplied by İKSV in cooperation with doremusic and Zuhal Music and delivered to the students and teachers directly.