Creative endeavours between Europe and Turkey tend to center on the attractive art hubs of Istanbul and Ankara. ‘Spaces of Culture’ sets out to promote and support activities beyond these metropolises. Working with Turkish artists and affiliated community actors, as well as wider civil society, the project shines a refreshing and vital spotlight on the cities of Izmir, Diyarbakir and Gaziantep. In times of social tension, it is essential to foster opportunities to come together in the context of the richness of culture and the shared experience of art. This outlook facilitates the meetings of and interaction between people of widely varying backgrounds.
With the aim of supporting vibrant civil society in these regions, ‘Spaces of Culture’ prioritizes initiatives whose goal is to establish sustainable programs that value diversity, inclusivity, and cultural exchange.
The project is initiated by Goethe-Institut, the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul, the Embassy of the Netherlands and the Institut francais de Turquie; in cooperation with Anadolu Kültür and Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV).
To the website spacesofculture.com
Melida TüzünoğluHead of Program „Orte der Kultur“