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Istanbul's Cultural Constellation and Its European Prospects, by Dragan Klaic

Author: Lidia Varbanova - Date: 25 jul 2007, 10:17

The report describes the limitations of the cultural infrastructure and the dramatic lack of any EU presence, while pointing to a burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit and a rapidly growing cluster of small-scale artistic facilities. Dr Klaic argues that the renewal of cultural policy would undoubtedly strengthen Turkey’s overall reformist efforts on the road to full EU membership. In particular, he calls for:

  • the constant engagement and support of foreign private foundations, networks, institutions, the EU and EU member states
  • the formation of a broadly representative organisation for arts and culture
  • more alliances and umbrella structures to connect players and enhance mutual trust and cooperation
  • the establishment of a centre for cultural policy information, documentation and training
  • the development of cultural policy from grassroots initiatives.

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