What is İSTYADEP?
İSTYADEP (Istanbul Publication Sponsorship Project) is a sponsorship programme run by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM)'s affiliate company Kültür A.Ş. (a.k.a. Culture Co.) that intends to lend support to publishers aiming to translate and publish works that bring to light, preserve, and globally promote the cultural and artistic values of Istanbul.
What is the main objective of İSTYADEP?
In order to promote the culture of Istanbul on international platforms through a series of quality and original publications, the project aims to encourage the translation of selected works of urban culture, academic research, history, arts and children's literature into languages other than Turkish and subsequently their dissemination in countries speaking the respective language, thereby contributing to the promotion of the urban and national culture.
Why is İSTYADEP needed?
Serving as the capital of various civilisations throughout history, Istanbul is one of the few cities combining the past and the future together. It is one of the principal duties of Kültür A.Ş., an affiliate company of the IMM, to preserve the historical heritage of this city which is the crossroads of different cultures and transmit these values to later generations.
Founded to contribute to the cultural and artistic life in Istanbul by offering high-quality goods and services and to carry out various activities to promote the city's cultural heritage at a global scale, Kültür A.Ş. strives, with its ever-increasing efforts, to diversify the range of its services.
Pursuant to the Guidelines set out by Kültür A.Ş. to promote Istanbul's historical, geographical, cultural, and artistic heritage particularly in the rest of the world, prospective publications are to be conditionally sponsored during the translation or printing stages.
What are the areas of priority for İSTYADEP?
The following areas shall be given priority in applications for İSTYADEP:
- City-themed books and guide books describing Istanbul's tangible and intangible heritage, as well as its historical and cultural values in an eloquent and popular style,
- Academic, historical and cultural publications that could potentially contribute to promoting the culture of Istanbul and Turkey,
- Publications promoting traditional Turkish culture in various branches of fine arts, using classical and modern techniques,
- Children's literature of high quality that is produced in line with development stages of children and youth as well as their interests, tastes and expectations, and aiming to contribute to their moral development.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, General Directorate of Culture Co.
Maltepe Mah. Topkapı Kültür Parkı, Osmanlı Evleri, 34010, Topkapı, Zeytinburnu, Istanbul, TURKEY.