Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews (500. Yıl Vakfı Türk Musevileri Müzesi)
500th Year Foundation provides information to local and international visitors about the history, culture, and traditions of the Jewish community existing in Turkey for 2600 years, focusing on their contribution to society. Configured with a mindset of establishing a modern, contemporary museum that blends technology with the past, the museum has welcomed visitors in its new location since January 14, 2016. Alongside the permanent exhibits, the museum offers a diverse environment of museum experiences with temporary exhibits, conferences, seminars, concerts and various events.
Performance Arts Development Association (Performans Sanatını Geliştirme Derneği: Performistanbul)
Performistanbul is an international performance art platform that aims to unite performance artists under one roof. The association was found upon identifying the absence of an institution that represents performance arts and artists in Turkey, the lack of adequate resources in Turkish on performance arts and the need for financial and legal infrastructure. Performistanbul also operates as Turkey’s first Live Art Research Space, which is used as an archive for performance arts in Turkey, that includes several resources on the performance arts for students and researchers.
Pink Life LGBTI+ Solidarity Association (Pembe Hayat LGBTI+ Dayanışma Derneği)
Pink Life LGBTI+ Solidarity Association, Turkey’s first trans rights organisation, works on issues such as social exclusion, discrimination, violence and hate crimes against trans people and provides direct support and consultancy services for legal, educational, health and transition processes. The Association works in solidarity with rights-based organisations and activists and carries out advocacy activities at the national and international level. Pink Life also organises the Pink Life KuirFest to discuss queer theory, art and discrimination and violence against LGBTI+ individuals in Turkey.