In 2011, SICA (the predecessor of DutchCulture) produced a comprehensive mapping of the Turkish cultural field. This mapping was written by local experts, with Teike Asselbergs and Chantal Hamelinck as its editors, as a means to promoted cultural exchange and as a start towards NLTR400, the Dutch – Turkish celebration year of 400 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The mapping was produced in close co-operation with the Dutch public funds.
In these mappings you will find a brief history and an overview of the cultural sector and important network contacts in all cultural disciplines in these countries. Please keep in mind that the mapping was produced in 2011. However, many of the bigger organizations are still around. Our hope is to update the mapping in 2018.