İşbank, always having prioritized social responsibilities since its foundation has been realizing its musical and stage performance productions under the roof of İş Sanat since 2000.İş Sanat, which has been recognized as the most prestigious arts and culture centre of Turkey ever since its establishment, has become the meeting point of the Istanbullian art and culture followers with its arts events calendar filled with world renown names. Important and contemporary artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Charlie Haden, Gidon Kremer, Dianne Reeves, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dave Brubeck, Yuri Temirkanov, Ivo Pogorelich, Cesaria Evora, Branford Marsalis Wayne Shorter, Paquito D’Rivera, Bonnie Tyler and Robby Lakatos have been the attendees of İş Sanat-Istanbul Hall.
İş Sanat, located in the İş Towers, opened its doors to the audience with a performance of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on November 4th, 2000. So far over 450,000 people have attended the arts events of İş Sanat, through its seven seasons. In addition to select performances of classical music, jazz, traditional Turkish music and world music, dance performances, theatre plays and poetry readings are being staged at the 800 seater Istanbul Hall of İş Sanat.
Some of the additional missions that İş Sanat assumed are; creating unique projects that assists the collaboration of Turkish and international artists, promotion and performance of Turkish composers’ works, providing performance opportunity for young talents and producing educational concert programmes for the future generation of classical music aficionados.