Cultural Policy Yearbook

Cultural Policy Yearbook is an international, peer-reviewed publication, producing high-quality, original research published by Istanbul Bilgi University Cultural Policy and Management Research Centre (KPY). The Yearbook is a bilingual, and annual book published both in English and in Turkish in two separate volumes. CPY Yearbook consists of three sections including a dossier named “Focus” which consists of a title formed around the conceptualization and contemporary discussions on the chosen theme as well as "Open Space" and "Review".
The “Focus” theme is determined by the editor(s) appointed by the editorial board for each issue.
The “Open Space” gives coverage to articles on the latest developments and debates in the area of cultural policy and management which are not included in the “Focus”.
The “Review” includes short information, criticism, and commentary on publications, legislation, and international documents, events, works of art, and academic/cultural meetings.





Between Precarity and Resilience: Is An Independent Republic of Culture Possible?

Serhan Ada

Independence or Competition? Art Workers in Slovenia

Katja Praznik

Unpacking Conflictual Consensus in Berlin’s Cultural Policy-making

Friederike Landau

BFAMFAPhD: On the Cultural Value Debate and Artists Report Back

Caroline Woolard

Art in the Age of Social Activism

Sohrab Mahdavi

The Independent Creative Sector in Palestine Today

Fatin Farhat

Morocco: Culture, Politics, and Other Little Dreams

Dounia Benslimane

A Storm is Blowing from Saadiyyat Island

MTL Collective

A Detailed Analysis of the Private/Independent Theatre Scene in Istanbul

Yeşim Tonga Uriarte

The Guantanamo Bay Museum: Between Precarity and Resiliency

Ian Alan Paul

ArtLeaks - Possibilities of Struggle for Labor Rights and Emancipation in the Art Filed

Vladan Jeremić - Corina L. Apostol



The Panache of Artivism within the Imperial Narrative of the Middle East

Khaled Ramadan - Dorian Batycka

Contentious Memory: Cinema and the Spanish Dictatorial Past

Rebeca Maseda García

Art Writing in a Post-Critical Era

Marcus Graf

An Analysis on the Normalization of Discrimination: The Merchant of Venice

Emre Zeytinoğlu


The Culture White Paper

Christopher Gordon

An Evaluation of the UNESCO Monitoring Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies”

Funda Lena

Tearing Down Bridges – Turkey’s Withdrawal from Creative Europe


Filling the Vacuum in Turkish Art History: Armenians in Ottoman Art History at the End of the 19th and the Beginning of the 20th Centuries

E. Osman Erden

An Orphaned Orphanage in Tuzla: Camp Armen

Özlem Karakuş

The National Roma Strategy Plan is Inadequate but Necessary

Hacer Foggo

Toto and his Sisters: This is our Neighbourhood

Derya Nüket Özer

An Assessment of the Cinema Services Sector Report

Evrim Töre

Weakening of the Legislation Regarding Archaeological Conservation Sites for Development Projects

Yiğit Ozar