Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) is a non-profit cultural institution founded in 1973. The general objectives of the foundation are to make Istanbul one of the world’s leading capitals of culture and arts, to create continuous interaction between national and universal values and between traditional and contemporary values via culture and arts and to contribute actively to the development of cultural policies. The foundation hosts cultural and artistic events at its venue, Salon, and moreover, conducts IKSV studies and reports on the industry contributing to the cultural policy development. The foundation is deeply engaged in structuring the music sector in Turkey, which is under influence of the currently delicate political situation. Salon/IKVS has after serval years of collaboration with Live DMA been integrated as an associated member in 2016.