About Us

The exchange of art and culture is a powerful tool in finding common ground and building more strong  relationships.Anatolia Intercultural Association(AIA ) is an independent non-profit organization established to promote mutual understanding between nations through cultural exchanges.Anatolia Intercultural Association (AIA )aiming at strengthening intercultural comminication in society ,promoting Turkish culture,helping to build cultural bidges between Turkey and other countries  to support a better understanding  accross cultures and cultural diversity.

Anatolia  İntercultural Association(AIA)  was established in  April 2014. ‘’Cultural Diplomacy’’ and ‘’Cultural Adventure’’ are two main slogans  and an essential  facet of the all  AIA projects.

‘’CULTURAL DIPLOMACY ‘’ – ‘’CULTURAL ADVENTURE ‘’

Message from Our Founder

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Welcome!I am the founder of the Anatolian Intercultural Association (AIA). Since my formative years in Istanbul, I have been interested in all the fascinating cultures around our Globe as expressed through traditional performing, visual, and culinary arts. I longed for a means to promote my Turkish culture and build bridges with other cultures. After completing a BA in International Relations, I studied Business Management in Houston, Texas. After that I had the amazing privilege to work for three and a half years at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. During my time in the United States, I learned so much about other cultures, but most importantly I forged lifelong cross-cultural friendships! Through my experiences, I discovered that the exchange of art and culture is a powerful tool in finding common ground and building friendships. My passion is to share this wonderful gift with as many people as possible!

The Anatolian Intercultural Association, (AIA) is an independent, non-profit organization established in April 2014. Our motto is: Cultural Diplomacy. Cultural Adventure! Our vision is to help individuals and organizations to connect across cultures by engaging people through networking, intercultural projects, events, and art programs. AIA’s projects create opportunities for audiences in Istanbul, the nation of Turkey, and internationally to learn about other cultures through the eyes of visual, performing and culinary artists as well as other joint collaborations. Please join us as we build friendships and bridges through cultural diplomacy and cultural adventures.

 

Best Regards.
 








Mission Statement

create lasting international partnerships through cultural exchanges ‘’

enhance cross-cultural understanding ” , “collaboration between individuals and nations”

“ promoting Turkish culture and helping to build cultural bridges between Turkish and other cultures to support understanding cultural awareness.

Vission Statement

“ helping individuals and organizations to connect across cultures by engaging people through networks,intercultural projects ,events and arts programming. “

“ puts together many different types of arts events in and around the community to enhance cultural connections”