Cultural Management Training Program 2021

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts

Capacity Building, Training

Turkey, İstanbul

13/09 – 18/09/2021

‘Space of Culture, Cultural Management Training Program, organized for the fourth time with İKSV, welcomed its participants digitally between September 13-18. In its second year, the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting daily routines, and even more so the cultural life everywhere. Therefore, Cultural Management Training Program has been adapted to an online form to make the most of the so-called new normal.

During the specifically designed six-day digital training program, participants had the opportunity to meet with experts and discuss crucial topics in the field, including sessions on cultural policies & cultural management, digital developments in arts, audience building, creative funding concepts, and sustainability. In addition, the programme featured a digital site visit to İKSV, an introduction session with partner institutions, and online workshops. For six days, inspiring discussions and professional knowledge exchange took place with all participating actors in the field of arts and culture from Izmir, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, and their neighbouring cities, institutions, and professionals from Turkey’s cultural scene, and guest speakers from the European partner countries. Invited participants had intensive discussions, exchanging knowledge, and connecting with one another, as strong networks are becoming even more crucial in times of physical distance.

Participants as follows:

Izmir: Koray Özbal / SİNEHİSAR – Akhisar Cinema Association, Monica Papi / UR Collective, Dilara Savut / Association of Nesin Villages, Kamer Yıldız Ok / Community of Tiyatro Kalemi, Yücel Öztürk / KomBost-Kemeraltı Neighbour Orchards, Hatice Özgiden Çetin / Dar Alanda Kısa Filmler, Özge Önderoğlu Akkuyu / Artist

Gaziantep: Yamin  Hasan / Filmmaker, Mouna Abbod / Female Friends, Muhammed Elkasim Elabraş / Kamishabai for the Planet, Nilüfer Akcan Tekin / Nar Theater, Reem Takriti / Lullabies before Sleep, Navdar / Dance for Everyone, Mamoun Al-Haiji / Cultural Manager

Diyarbakır: Hediye Yaşar / Metal Collective, Kenan Demir / Drama Kurdî Festival Initiative, Mahmut Akdemir / Flaneur Initiative, Arzu Sunar / Nefel Women’s Collective, Ramazan Alkan / Children Studies Association, Kibar Süvari / Dicle Culture and Arts Association