With Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition and Akbank Contemporary Artists Award projects, fulfilling its purpose by offering young curator and artists a chance to exhibit. The exhibitions’ thematic outline is highlighted by conferences, workshops and performances. The institution hosting at least four exhibitions every year has become one of the focal centers of modern art in our country.
Akbank Sanat presents examples of different genres of music ranging from classical music to jazz to its audiences throughout the year. With mini-festivals, such as “Piano Days”, “Guitar Days”, “World Music Days” and “Days of Jazz” Akbank Sanat accommodates virtuosos in classical music and masters of jazz from Turkey and around the world, as well as uniting young talents, the musicians of the future, with the audience. The “masterclass” and “workshop” activities organized every month with the participation of prominent artists initiate the training of professional musicians and provide music lovers with the opportunity to learn more about their fields of interest.
The “Dance Studio”, located on the top floor of the Akbank Sanat building, hosts a range of educational activities from open rehearsals to workshops by guest choreographers, from the series of events by young choreographers to technical training courses by domestic and foreign instructors, while at the same time accommodating performances of modern dance by internationally recognized masters of dance every month. Having staged several plays by contemporary authors, Akbank Sanat continues to present Akbank Children’s Theatre, performing for children for over 40 years. Moreover, Akbank Sanat contributes to the artistic development of children through fun and educational activities such as; toy sculpture, mobile sculpture, mosaic, watercolor in water, creative drama and linoleum print workshops organized by the Contemporary Art Workshop with the participation of expert educators.
The institution hosting at least four exhibitions every year has become one of the focal centers of modern art in our country.