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Ilhan Koman Foundation for Arts and Cultures

National Network: 
Yemenici Adullatif Sokak No:9/7, Asmali Mescit, Tunel, Beyoglu, 34 430
00 90 212 29 23 299
Telephone (other): 
00 90 532 404 36 12
00 90 212 29 23 299
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Organisation Type: 
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

Turkish NGO / NPO, permanent staff of 2 persons, project based employees up to 20 persons. A branch in Sweden (Koman's Art Association). Wide network of partners both in Turkey and in the EU, specialised in arts / cultures or sciences.
Project based resources. Between 50 000 to 100 000 euros budget annually, since 2004 (funding: private sponsors, donations, EC).
One of the very few organisations in Turkey which is combining artistic, scientific and cultural activities to social aims.

Mission and Objectives: 

The Ilhan Koman Foundation was created in Istanbul in 1999 by friends & relatives of Turkish-Swedish artist Ilhan Koman (1921-1986). It works on 3 main themes, besides of promoting Ilhan Koman's artistic and scientific heritage:
-As it is managing this artist's collection, of which an important part is embodied in monumental artworks permanently erected in streets of Stockholm, Istanbul and Ankara, the Koman Foundation works on promoting ‘art in public space'
-As another specificity of this collection comes from the scientific properties of most of the artworks, the Koman Foundation participates actions enhancing links between 'arts and sciences'
-Finally, as Ilhan Koman shared his life among several countries (Turkey, Belgium, France and Sweden) his foundation aims to promote exchanges among these 4 countries, as well as wider international cooperation
In summary, the Koman Foundation mostly participates in socio-cultural actions related to sculpture and to a more democratic access to arts, cultures and technology.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Art exhibitions
Children workshops
EU / Turkey exchanges
Urban planning