Emre Erbirer


Emre is a generalist with extensive knowledge on many subjects and expertise in a few. A culture manager, program curator, community builder, facilitator, and author. As a creative professional with extensive communication, programming, community building and project management experience, he designs and runs projects and programs focused on the creative economy.

After undertaking independent and project-based duties in Turkey’s leading cultural institutions between 2008 and 2010, he worked at Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Doğuş Publishing Group and ATÖLYE between 2010-2022, in different fields such as communication, audience development, community, programming, and project management. In 2015, he founded kültür.limited, an independent platform for cultural professionals and led this platform until 2023. Emre also founded Espas, a cultural management consultancy company, in June 2023; and co-founded Culture Unleashed, an initiative to empower ecosystems, organizations, communities and individuals in the cultural and creative industries.

Emre also teaches Arts Marketing and Audience Development at Yeditepe University as a part-time lecturer and continues his community and programming efforts by hosting CreativeMornings Istanbul. Emre is also a member of the Specialized Committee on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Sub-Working Group of the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO; and a member of the Advisory Board of İş Mekan, opened by Türkiye İş Bankası, and Quick Art Space opened by Quick Sigorta.

His articles on cultural management, cultural politics and popular culture have been published in media such as Argonotlar, Calling, Cumhuriyet, Gazete Duvar, Istanbul Art News, GQ, T24, Vogue and Zero. His academic articles have appeared in publications such as the Cultural Policy Yearbook, New Media Studies, and The European Network on Culture Management and Policy Yearbook. Emre is also a member of AICA Turkey (International Association of Art Critics) as an independent art writer since 2017.

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