Cultural Policy and Management Research Centre (KPY)

Cultural Policy and Management Research Centre (KPY) is a cultural policy research, advocacy and training centre founded in 2010 by the İstanbul Bilgi University. KPY is one of the first policy-oriented research centers in Turkey in the field of cultural policy and cultural management. KPY addresses the fast changing cultural scene in Turkey, aiming to be a hub for academic exchange and excellence, to develop research-based policy advice, and to function as an observatoire of cultural trends.

KPY was established by the Cultural Management Program at İstanbul Bilgi University, within the scope of the “Invisible Cities: Building Capacities for Local Cultural Policy Transformation in Turkey” project, starting in 2008. This project was realized in cooperation with Anadolu Kültür (İstanbul), European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam) and Boekmanstichting (Amsterdam), financed by the Social Transformation Program (MATRA) of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

KPY is a valuable source for Cultural Management Master Program students to participate the projects conducted by the centre in the fields of cultural management and culture policies, and to access the networks.