International Istanbul Festivals

Istanbul Festivals, International

Varies
Since the first International Istanbul Festival was held in 1973, the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and the Arts has used this event to bridge the cultures of East and West and to promote Turkey's rich cultural heritage.
The original festival has now branched out into four annual festivals and one biennial one: the International Istanbul Film Festival, held in April, the International Istanbul Theatre Festival in May-June, the International Istanbul Music Festival over June and July, and the International Istanbul Jazz Festival in July. The International Istanbul Biennial is held from September to November during odd-numbered years and features contemporary visual art.
CONTACTS:
Istanbul Foundation for Culture & the Arts
Istiklal Cad. No.: 146
34435 Beyoglu
Istanbul, 80070 Turkey
90-212-334-0700; fax: 90-212-334-0716
www.iksv.org/english
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 180
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 369
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