Ministry funds promotion of art week
The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has approved funding for the international promotion campaign of Istanbul’s new art event, Istanbul Art Week.
The international promotion campaign includes all manners of local art events that will take place during Istanbul Art Week between Sept. 12 and 17.
Operating according to the belief that it is more important than ever to reflect Istanbul’s status as an international arts hub, Contemporary Istanbul is establishing Istanbul Art Week in collaboration with the Istanbul Biennial to form a unique visual art scene for the entire city in the second week of September this year.
The 12th edition of Contemporary Istanbul will largely run concurrently from Sept. 13 to 17.
In its first year, the Istanbul Art Week will bring together numerous leading corporate actors of the city’s cultural landscape, such as the Sabancı Museum, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Pera Museum, Borusan Contemporary, Elgiz Museum, Akbank Sanat, SALT Art Center, Arter Gallery, as well as many other outstanding galleries to create a key cultural moment in Istanbul in the second week of September.
Starting this month, the international promotion campaign of Istanbul Art Week will be implemented through targeted broadcast, print and online media channels in selected countries and destinations under the auspices of the Culture and Tourism Ministry.
Participating art institutions and their events will be covered by the extensive selection of internationally recognized publications on arts and culture, travel, business and daily newspapers, to be followed by television and social media channels.