Accredited NGOs located in this country
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|Akşehir Nasreddin Hoca ve Turizm Derneği|
Association de Nasreddin Hodja et du Tourisme - ANHT [fr]
Selcuk Mah. Tabakhamam Sok. No: 35
Tel.: +90 (0) 332 813 14 35
Year of creation: 1959
- oral traditions and expressions
- identification, documentation,
research (including inventory-making)
Notre association a pour but de sauvegarder le patrimoine culturel de Nasreddin Hodja, afin de donner à cet héritage culturel immatériel la place qui lui revient. Car Nasreddin Hodja n’a rien écrit de son vivant. Mais on écrit sur lui depuis le XVe siècle dans plusieurs endroits du monde. Il a donc une valeur nationale et universelle.
Il a vécu au XIIIe siècle (1208-1284).Sa renommée va des Balkan à la Mongolie et ses aventures sont célébrées dans des dizaines de langues, du serbo-croate au persan en passant par le turc, l'arabe, le grec, le russe et d'autres.
Les informations sur la vie de Nasreddin Hodja sont mêlées quelquefois à des dires en raison du grand amour que lui nourrissait le peuple et se sont aussi transformées parfois en événements extraordinaires.
La valeur de Nasreddin Hodja n’est pas mesurée avec les événements qu’il a vécus, mais avec la finesse de la conception, de la satire et des éléments de moquerie dans son humour et celui que le peuple raconte en son nom. D’après les études réalisées sur les plaisanteries, qui seraient les siennes, on comprend par la signification des mots qu’il n’a pas exprimé le mode de vie, et les éléments humoristiques et satiriques d’une époque précise, mais ceux du peuple d’Anatolie. La base des éléments qui forme ses plaisanteries sont l’amour, la satire, l’éloge et la moquerie. Il aime ridiculiser, il s’entraîne vers une contradiction avec lui-même. Nasdreddin Hodja apparaît comme un foyer humoristique diffusant les sentiments du peuple. Ainsi, le peuple fait entendre sa voix par le biais de Nasreddin Hodja.
Les Fondateurs de l’association et leurs successeurs avaient les objectifs suivants:
Etudier Nasreddin Hodja, sa vraie Personnalité, son époque et ses anecdotes.
Faire connaître son humour, sa philosophie, sa tradition de "Rire et Penser"
et sa ville Akchehir dans le Monde entier.
Préserver le tombeau de Nasreddin Hodja, les autres bâtiments historiques et leurs environnement naturels
Renforcer l’esprit de promouvoir notre héritage culturel au sein de la société, comme les expressions traditionnelles, rituels de naissance, de mariage et de funérailles, traditions culinaires,….
En premier lieu, l'association de Nasreddin Hodja et du Tourisme organise le "Festival International de Nasreddin Hodja" avec la Municipalité, à Akchehir (Akchehir- Ville Blanche) du 5 au10 juillet, depuis 50 ans. D’ailleur, l'Unesco a déclaré l'année 1996, « Année de Nasreddin Hodja ».
Cela se passe tous les ans ainsi :
Quelques jours avant le festival, nous rendrons visite aux députés et aux ministres à l'Assemblée Nationale de Turquie (TBMM) avec le délégué de Nasreddin Hodja, pour les inviter au Festival.
À la veille du festival; un train spécial (Train d'Humour) part d'Istamboul pour Akchehir et amène nos invités: des artistes, des écrivains, des journalistes, des folkloristes, des universitaires et autres intellectuels. Au départ et à l'arrivée du train, il y a chaque fois une cérémonie truculente.
Du 5 au10 juillet, concernant le programme du Festival :
Dans la matinée du 5 juillet, nous commençons avec le rituel de la résurrection au tombeau. On appelle Nasreddin Hodja qui vient parmi nous. En effet, un acteur qui représente le Hodja sort du tombeau et fait son discours contenant le message de l'année.
Par la suite ; le Hodja, entourré de foule , va au bord du lac, ajoute un peu de yogourt à l’eau et les melange avec une louche. On lui demande « Que faites-vous Hodja ? » « Je fermente le yogourt ! » repond-il. Les entourages :« Mais c’est impossible dans un lac et jamais vu.. » Le hodja sourit et repond comme 8 siècles avant: « Je sais bien, mais si on y parvenait !»
Pendant le festival ;Il y a les spectacles de théâtre, de danse, concerts de musique (rock, pop, musique traditionnelle turque); des expositions de caricature, de dessin, de photographie, sculptures, articles céramiques; des débats, des conférences, des dialogues sur les thèmes de Nasreddin Hodja et de l'humour; les pratiques liées à la chasse, la pêche et la cueillette.
Les artistes et les experts qui participent aux activités du programme viennent de différentes villes de Turquie et de plusieurs pays.
Cette année, le comité du festival que nous représentons a décidé de distribuer les « Prix du Rire et de l’Ane d’Or de Nasreddin Hodja » à trois humoristes.
Notre association a aussi donné le « Prix de Chercheur du 50ème Année » à Dr. Mustafa DUMAN, qui est à la fois écrivain, documentaliste et collectionneur, sur le thème de Nasreddin Hodja.
D'autre part, notre association organise aussi le "Festival des Enfants de Nasreddin Hodja" avec l'aide de la Municipalité, chaque année, à Akchehir (Akchehir- Ville Blanche) le 23 avril pendant la Fête Nationale Turque de Souveraineté et des Enfants.
Nous organisons ainsi les concours de caricatures, d'histoires humoristiques, photographies, d'affiches de Festival. (Cette année nous n'avons pas pu les faire à cause de crise.)
Nous participons aux symposiums, festivals nationaux, internationaux et
également à des réunions de l'UNESCO sur le thème de patrimoine culturel immatériel (PCI), comme observateur. ( à Sofia, la 2ème session extraordinaire du Comité Intergouvernemental du 18 au 22 février 2008 et à Istanbul la 3ème session du Comité Intergouvernemental, du 4 au 8 novembre 2008)
Nous étions également à la réunion de travail sur le sujet de “ Patrimoine Culturel Immatériel et les ONG ”, le 4 juin 2009 ,à Ankara/Turquie. Celle-ci a été organisée par Commission de l’ UNESCO de Turquie, les Universités , TURKSOY et Centre National Turc de l’ UNIMA. Les cadres du ministère de la Culture et du Tourisme et du ministère de l’ Education étaient présents. On a eu un débat important sur les processus de l’ accréditation des ONG de Turquie par l’UNESCO.
Par ailleurs, nous avons une riche archive à notre siège. Elle comprend des bouquins, des revues, des bulletins, des affiches, des cassettes VHS, des CD, essentiellement sur Nasreddin Hodja, sur les festivals et sur les héritages culturels nationaux et internationaux
Notre association a également en son sein un groupe qui s'appelle les " Jeunes Bénévoles". Ce sont des élèves, des étudiants ou bien des artisans qui travaillent bénévolement pour l'association surtout pendant les Festivals comme représentants de leur ville et de leur culture et participent à nos activités culturelles et sociales durant toute l’année.
Quant au Conseil Consultatif de notre Association, il a été créé en novembre 2006. Ce conseil fonctionne comme un centre d'expertise dans ce domaine et regroupe des experts de différentes disciplines (histoire, sociologie, économie, folklore, archéologie), des artistes (acteurs, caricaturistes, peintres, photographes), écrivains et journalistes célèbres de Turquie.
Au sein de notre association; il y a un groupe traditionnelle qui s’appelle “Sıra Yarenleri” (Rang de Frère). L’une des institutions qui a aussi contribué à l’union culturelle de l’Anatolie est celle des Ahis (Frères) . Les Ahis, arrivés en Anatolie en même temps que les derviches de Ahmet Yesevi, 12. siécle, se sont installés surtout dans les régions urbaines plutôt que rurales en raison de leurs qualités professionnelles.
Bien que les Ahis constituent une organisation professionnelle ( surtout les artisans), qui avaient des us et coutumes ainsi que des secrets.
Le principe fondamental chez les Ahis est l’égalité absolue des membres de l’organisation. Tous les membres sont frères. Mais un respect infini existe du membre le plus jeune à l’égard du membre le plus âgé. Pour devenir membre de l’organisation, il faudra la recommandation de l’un de ses membres. Ceux qui ont commis des actes terribles, ont une mauvaise réputation et qui pourraient nuire à l’organisation ne peuvent devenir membre des Ahis. L’adhésion se fera lors d’une cérémonie spéciale . Le candidat Ahi se nouera une ceinture autour de la taille pour la cérémonie et il lui sera conseillé de nourrir de l’amour à l’égard de tous les humains, de les respecter et de ne pas dévier de la juste voie. Il lui sera aussi demandé de se soumettre éternellement à l’organisation. Les scélérats ne pourront absolument pas y adhérer tout comme les fanatiques d’ailleurs.
Comme les Bektaşi, les Ahis feront passer leurs membres par des phases qui leur donneront des particularités comme la connaissance, la patience, la purification de l’âme, la fidélité, l’amitié et la tolérance.
Parmi les “Frères” il y a les membres de notre association et nous organisons avec eux les spéctacles mélangés de jeu, de danse, de théatre. On distribue les cadeax par tirage au sort, etc, pendant toute la soirée . Le groupe joue leurs jeux avec l’ assistance .
Nous avons aussi de bon relation avec la population alévite d’Akchéhir qui sont souvent musiciens et artisans. On les nomme souvent par erreur les tziganes.
|Geleneksel Sanatlar Derneği|
Traditional Art Association [en]
Caferağa Mah. Hülya Sok. No 62/2
Tel.: 0212 245 55 71; 0533 511 97 20
Year of creation: 2007
- traditional craftsmanship
- identification, documentation,
research (including inventory-making)
Traditional Arts Association was established initially to safeguard intangible cultural heritage of the Turkish traditional arts as well as raising heritage awareness to the viability of various arts and crafts through periodical and/or temporary programmes, projects and activities. The Association also aims to support the cultural community of the traditional arts in order to maintain the transmission of the tradition.
The mission of the Traditional Arts Association is to introduce, revitalize, sustain and safeguard the Turkish traditional arts and crafts.
The vision of the Association is to become a pioneer NGO and a consultative body in safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage in Turkey.
The Association's activities can be grouped under seven sections:
Projects: The Association conducts various projects for safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage; to maintain and develop mutual interactions and cultural dialogue with national and international institutions and communities of traditional arts.
Inventories: The Association ceaselessly works on documenting the traditional arts and crafts and their artists in order to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage by preparing a complete inventory of the arts and artists. The inventory is regularly updated with new information as well as additional oral expressions.
Competitions: The Association designs, organizes and supports traditional arts and crafts competitions on national and international level. The general scheme of the competitions is to provide opportunity for young artists who will become the masters of the future.
Academic Events: The Association organizes academic events such as congresses, symposia, panels, and conferences. The events combine theoretical studies as well as artistic productions, usually enhanced with exhibitions.
Publications: The Association makes wide range of publications within an annual schedule. The publications vary from academic research on traditional arts, to monographs, Festschrifts,
Proceedings and catalogues.
Awards and Fellowships: The Association presents senior and junior awards to the artists and scholars active in the field.
Exhibitions: Periodical and permanent exhibitions are designed and conducted by the Association.
International Relations: Aiming to become a known executive body of the traditional arts and crafts internationally, the Association develops projects in conjunction with the national and international institutions.
Since its establishment in 2007, Traditional Arts Association has been the leading NGO of Turkey in the field of intangible cultural heritage. The Association conducts research, makes academic publications, promotes traditional arts and crafts, supports conservation projects, records oral tradition and masters, organizes exhibitions and competitions to support the young practitioners as well as safeguarding the artistic production. The Association's experience in various areas displays devotion to its mission and vision in safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage.
Activities of Traditional Arts Association are given in chronological order:
Silver Tulip Award (since 2006): This is the first award in the category of traditional arts which is presented to individuals who dedicated their lives to the traditional arts, contributed in its development, promotion, and safeguarding. The winners of the award are determined based upon their artistic productions or scientific contributions.
Academic and Artistic Events (since 2007): International Turkish Calligraphy (Hüsn-ü Hat), Manuscript Painting (Miniature), Binding symposia and national Turkish Art of Marbling (Ebru) and Illumination symposia are hold, all of which combine academic and artistic activities such as panels, exhibitions and workshops.
International Events: "Two Cultures One Art: lstanbul-Tahran" (2008). A symposium and an exhibition were organized bringing miniature artists from Turkey and Iran, accompanied by a book.
"Masters of Istanbul" inventory (2010): The inventory of arts and crafts workshops in Istanbul was started and completed in 2010. The project was supported by a printed map, a booklet, a documentary (eleven episodes) and a regularly updated web site both in Turkish and English. The project is expanded to "Masters of Turkey" which is in the making.
"Fidelity to the Tradition" (since 201 0): Various programmes are hold in order to introduce and commemorate the deceased masters and academics to the younger generation and transmit the tradition to the posterity. The individual programmes are supported by a web site.
A project was conducted to introduce the traditional arts in the Balkan States in 2011.
"Masters of Future" Competition (since 2013): The competition was designed in 2012 to promote and encourage the young artists in the field of traditional arts. The annually organized competition supervised 1200 national I international participants since the beginning and the grant budget was 150.000 TL (Turkish Liras). There are separate web sites dedicated to each contest in Turkish, English, and Arabic.
"Contemporary Young Artists, Tomorrow's Masters" (2016): This project was organized to support and promote the young artists of the traditional arts which was enriched with a panel, a catalogue and an exhibition. The panel was the first of its kind where the principal issues of the traditional arts in Turkey were discussed in detail.
Education Workshop on Copyright Issues (2016): The workshop was organized to raise awareness to the fundamental copyright issues in traditional arts. The Association also gives pro bono legal counselling service to its members in copyright and royalty matters.
Publications (since 2007): Almost all the projects, competitions, gatherings and proceedings have been published. The recent publications include Festschrifs in honour of emeritus professors; monographs on Ottoman Flower and Flowerists (200), Karagöz (Turkish Shadow Theater, inscribed on the representative list of ICH 2014), Ebru (Turkish Art of Marbling, inscribed on the representative list of ICH 2014), Hat (Turkish Calligraphy), Miras (Heritage).
Ongoing Projects (2017): Kirkyama (Patchwork) competition and panel.
The Association works closely with related communities such as the traditional arts departments of the universities, municipalities, museums (national and international), master's workshops, craftsmen and craftswomen, students, legal art courses and private art schools nationally.
The projects are designed and conducted with the initiative of academic and artistic bodies that the Association has cooperation with. Therefore the projects are designed according to the needs of the field as they provide the Association with the recent intangible cultural heritage issues. Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Presidency of the Turkish Manuscripts Institution, Chester Beatty Library in Dublin, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and other district municipalities of Istanbul, Classical Turkish Arts Foundation were among the co-organizers.
The experts and legal bodies act in the organizing committee, scientific advisory board, advisory committees.
|Istanbul Camlıca Klasik Sanatlar Merkezi|
Istanbul Camlıca Classic Art Center [en]
Bulgurlu Mah. Libadiye Cad. No: 11/A
Tel.: 02 16 650 89 77 78; 0532 293 3553; 0538 737 7139
Year of creation: 2012
- traditional craftsmanship
- promotion, enhancement
Bahrain, Belgium, China, Egypt, Germany, Netherlands, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, United Arab EmiratesObjectives:
Istanbul Classical Arts Center is trying to preserve and protect arts such as Miniature, Bookbinding, Arabic Caligraphy, Marbling, Nacre, Turkish Tiles, Wood Shaping, Kāti’ (Paperwork), Illumination, Engraving, which are passed from ancestors to us in a proper manner. Art left a mark in the hearts of people with savings and valuable contributions of artists, training, project and cultural activities. By means of transferring the artistic heritage towards future generations, the NGO supports the education of arts at undergraduate and graduate level in Istanbul Küçük Çamlıca and supports artisans both financially and spiritually with various activities.
The Istanbul Classical Arts Center is an art consultant to many official, private and institutional organizations.
The aims of the organization are:
- To do art activities together with the artisans who produce qualified art works in the country and to prepare the environment in which they will perform their arts,
- To provide craftsmans with the possibility of a training center at the undergraduate and graduate levels,
- It has an art gallery where 1300 pieces of art can be seen together and purchased as a certificate, to make it ready for the preservation, development and spread of art
At the same time ;
- Doing decorations in places like mosque, small mosque, mansion, workplace, home
- Prepare publications, medias, collections,
- Working to be able to do all the work related to artists and to be ready is to open up the existing ones.
In order to fulfill the above objectives;
- Our 6-floor building;
- 230 person capacity conference hall, 5 separate classrooms in total,
- Photo studio,
- Art technology department,
- Meeting room and guest room,
It has a cafeteria and a terrace for 50 people and it is presented to the arts and art lovers.
İKSM is a venue where both craftsmen and art lovers can meet with craftsmen, benefit from their valuable accumulations and examine their works closely.
EXHIBITION, SEMINAR, SYMPOSIUM AND CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES
6 exhibitions and 6 seminars are held annually with the contributions of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Municipality of Pendik, Üsküdar and Çekmeköy. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, TC. Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation University, Pendik Municipality also are cooperating and contributing.
81 COUNTRY, 81 EXHIBITION AND 81 SEMINAR PROJECT
İKSM has not only lived in art lovers living in Istanbul, but also 81 art 81 exhibitions and 81 seminar projects with the effort of delivering art and crafts to all art lovers of our country.
HİLYE-İ ŞERİFE PROJECT
“Through our arts, which we have as humanity, we must be given a spiritual service to our society with our artisans. Competent craftsmen with precious, for the ages, arouse the esthetic feelings in humans, them, art, to reveal beauty to feed precious artifacts.”
A selective group of masters has prepared a 63 piece of valuable collection in the memory of Prophet Muhammed. The collection is named Hilye-i Şerife. This collection will be exhibited in several countries each year and will be translated to the foreign country’s language, 130.000 of collection book has been distributed in the concept of Hilye-i Şerife.
TURKEY'S FACE PROJECT
The projects that are carried out jointly with the official institutions are the ones that are prominent in terms of the historical, cultural and architectural texture of our country.
CLASSICAL ARTS COLLECTION
“By arranging special days in our central building, we are able to meet with the lovers of our craftsmen, with their talents and with those who are devoted to this art.”
CULTURE AND ART ACTIVITIES
IKSM Cultural Art and Photography Tour, organized by the leading experts of culture and arts in the country, organized with the program and domestic and abroad.
EXPERT AND CERTIFICATE
Certificates and expertise of old and new classical works of art, plates, books, documents and Quran are made with a commission composed of the leading artists of the country.
MOSQUE AND INTERIOR DESIGN
TBMM NEW BUILDING DESIGN STUDIES
As a big step taken in the interior decoration, the art application work was carried out within the new building belonging to the Grand National Assembly where the nationality is represented at the highest level.
FACESIMILE AND PUBLISHING ACTIVITIES, DIGITAL PREPARATION OF ART, OUR WORKS
In İKSM, the symbols of old and new classical works of art are made. This mushaf, written by Mehmet Şekerzade, written by Şekerzâde Mehmet Efendi, who is in the bedrock of the calligrapher Ahmet Karahisar (H.875-963) and in the original Süleymaniye Library, -I was suppressed in Amire, Mushaf-i Şerifin, 16-page supervisor of Kaside-i Bürde was presented to the art lovers with a limited number of semi-public works.
CLASSICAL ART HISTORY
A sponsorship agreement has been made for 10 years and 10 volumes of Classical Arts Yearbook, which is about 550 pages and considered to be a long-term publishing life.
2013, 2014 and 2015 yearly books have been already published.
MURAKKA, PAPER, MATERIAL CONSTRUCTION AND RESTORATION
THE BOOK OF ESMA-İ HÜSNA
A magnificent collaboration of hüsn-i hat and tezhib resulted a wonderful collection of art which is presented to the society.
İstanbul Çamlıca Classical Arts Center was established by Hattat Zeki Yavaşi and Ali Osman Tobay in 2012. Since then, this field has made significant work in the country and the international arena. some of those İstanbul Çamlıca Classical Arts Center in 2012;
Exhibitions, seminars and courses were held abroad in countries such as China, Pakistan, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Russia, Dubai, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
The organization also supports the leading organizations of the country in the field of culture and art and plays a leading role in the organization of the organizations. The NGO has a high level of experience in working closely with leading figures in the cultural and arts fields to fulfill its duties because it is an organizer of such events as jointly organized exhibitions and competitions.
6 exhibitions of classical arts and 6 seminars "Arabic Calligraphy" project were realized in Istanbul with the contribution of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Pendik Municipality, in 2012.
During the period of 2013, 6 exhibitions of classical arts and 6 seminars "Illumination" project were realized in Istanbul with the contribution of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Pendik Municipality, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, TC. Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University, Pendik Municipality contributed to the exhibition 7 Exhibitions 7 Seminars "Miniature" in Istanbul, in 2014.
In 2015, 9 exhibitions and 9 seminars "Marbling" project were realized with the contributions of Classical Arts Üsküdar Municipality in Istanbul.
In 2016-2017, Çekmeköy Municipality contributes to Classical Arts in Çekmeköy 7 Exhibitions 7 Seminars "Classical Arts" projemiz is realized.
Certificates are given to the artisans and art lovers who register and continue their programs with the leading names in the field of culture, art and science of our country.
EXPERT AND CERTIFICATE
A commission consisting of the leading artists of the country is cooperating for the certification and appraisal procedures of old and new classical art works, plates, books, documents, Quran.
81 COUNTRY, 81 EXHİBİTİON AND 81 SEMİNAR
Work with municipalities and governorships
"81 Exhibitions 81 Seminars" BURSA February 2014, RİZE April 2014, SAKARYA June 2014, SİVAS July 2015
|Kültürel Araştırmalar Vakfı|
Cultural Research Foundation - KAV [en]
Bostanlı Mahallesi 2016/1 Sokak No: 11/10
Karsiyaka - Izmir
Tel.: + 90 552 247 5570
Year of creation: 2002
- oral traditions and expressions
- identification, documentation,
research (including inventory-making)
Article 3 and 4 of the By laws Foundatıon
The Foundation's purpose:
Article 3 - Investigation of Turkey's cultural richness, documentation, archiving and informing the public through various publications / the events are available to promote. Similar studies done on people, institutions, organizations and private entities such as national or international cooperation in the size of the time.
Article 4 - to achieve the objectives of the Foundation inside and outside Turkey:
• does cultural researches. Collects written, visual and ethnographic materials. Creates archive or information data bank. Presents this accumulation in visual and digital environment. Makes all archived documents, buying-selling and rent operations. Makes press publication activities. Prepares
all kinds of cultural contents, audio (music) and visual (film) tapes and CD s. Cooperates with the other individuals and institutions who carries out this type of work. Develops and implements common projects (associations, foundations, universities, research center, etc..)
• Organizes scientific meetings, competitions, exhibitions, shows and similar events. Participates in similar meetings held outside of the foundation. Sets up science boards and expertise commissions. Organizes cultural activities like commemoration days, ceremonies, festivals, fairs, etc..
• Can provides scholarships to researchers, scientists and experts( domestic and overseas training, master, phd , etc.. )
• Presents the research datas, cultural heritages, through publication like newspapers, magazines, books, posters, brochures, etc.., to the information of the public.
• Promotes the Handicrafts, cuisine, theater, dance, music, etc.. as tourism concepts
Foundation of Cultural Researches, within the scope of its establishment, performs social works in order to constitute heritage awareness at a social level and take steps to protect the traditional values, which are exposed to a swift extinction due to the popular culture. Due to these facts, the Foundation continues to work ceaselessly since 2002.
Foundation of Cultural Researches collects its objectives of establishment under three titles. One of them is to carry out studies intending to take inventory of and archive Turkey’s intangible cultural values. Those studies are carried out by professional Folklore Researchers. Data is analyzed by professional academicians.
Secondly, based on the gathered materials the Foundation performs activities via publishing and promoting in order to keep the existent cultural values alive and pass them onto the next generations. Many activities such as rituals, children games – toys, national and international conferences, exhibitions, displays and festivals based on the culinary culture are performed intending to spread the intangible cultural heritage consciousness to all segments of society. Along with these activities, social networking via internet is provided to reach the target group.
Thirdly, Foundation of Cultural Researches establishes cultural bridges in order to develop mutual projects with the national and international institutions that perform similar studies to the Foundation; and to spread our heritage – worthy cultural richness to a wider group of people. (“Common heritage” themed projects were prepared in concurrence with Bulgaria, Greece and Bosnia – Herzegovina in 2009 and 2010. Interviews continue.)
Foundation of Cultural Researches specified its objectives in the deed of foundation (Article 3 and 4)
“The Foundation makes cultural researches, constitutes a data bank, an archive by collecting visual, documented and ethnographic materials and presents those accumulations via visual and digital means. It is involved in the press; prepares culture themed audible (music) and visual (film) cassettes and CDs. It cooperates and develops mutual projects with the institutions, which perform similar studies, such as natural and juridical people, associations, foundations, universities, institutes, academies. It organizes relevant scientific meetings, competitions, exhibitions, etc. and also participates in similar meetings organized apart from the Foundation. It establishes councils of science, commissions of specialization; organizes cultural activities such as memorial days, ceremonies, festivals, fairs and so on. It brings gathered cultural accumulations to the public’s attention via newspapers, magazines, books, posters and booklets.
Culinary Culture Program (Research / Publication and Promotion Project)
• Hamsiname Broadcasting and Introduction Project, TR0401.06.01/BSGS/007 / Promotion of Cultural Rights ın Turkey, Broadcasting Support Grant Scheme (BSGS) (2007). This Project Was Supported by European Union.
• Publication and Introduction Project for Research on Georgian Cuisine Culture in Georgian, TR0401.06.02/CISGS/004 / Promotion of Cultural Rights ın Turkey, cultural initiatives Support Grant Scheme Programme (CISGS) / (2007). This Project Was Supported by European Union.
• Asure Documentary Movie Project (2008-2012) is continuing. (Kadiries and Armenians documentary movie was shot/ Others are continuing )
• Articles about Turkish cuisine for Kamil Koc Bus Monthly Magazine (April 2007- December 2008)
Rituals program (research / publication and promotion project)
• Forest of the children (Kure Mountains National Park / Natural and Cultural Life) Research Publication and Promotion Project (2002 - 2010)
• Natural and Cultural Heritage Dia Shows / LÖSEV Foundation / For Children with Leukemia (2002-2003 / one day a week during 3 months)
• Rituel / Anatolian Heritage / Research Publication and Promotion Project (2002 - 2012)
• Anatolia Tomb Culture / Research Publication and Promotion Project (2008 - 2012)
Toyhouse Program (Research / Publication and Promotion Project)
• Anatolia Toys Culture, Research and Publication Project (2002 / 2010)
• A Universal Toy; Spinning top, Research and Publication Project (2002 - 2011)
• A radio speech about "Traditional Children Toys" (2002)
• A "Traditional Toys" presentation in Ozel Bilim College (2005)
• A consultancy for " Toy Language" documentary , TRT Istanbul Television (2005-2006)
• A "Traditional Toys" Seminar for Gazi University, Department of Physical Education and Sport Master Students (2006)
• Anatolia Toy Culture / Multivision Presentation (2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009)
• A "Traditional Toys" Dia Show in Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (2008)
• A consultancy for " Toy World " documentary (Ceren Gogus / Program Coordinator – Iz TV, March 2008)
• Articles about toys for Kamil Koc Bus Monthly Magazine (April 2007-July 2008)
• Spinning top Festival in Buyuk College (2008)
• For Children's Museum Association A prensentation about "Traditional Toys" and toy work department (2009)
• Datça Toy Festival (28 May 2006 - 2007) (KAV joined as the audience in 2008 and 2009 festival)
• For Children's Museum Association A prensentation about "Traditional Toys" and toy work department (January 2009)
Archive - Document
• Toy Collection : An Archive about Traditional Anatolian Toys (Toy Program) 245 real objects were collected in Turkey. They are different sizes and wood, metal, bone, feathers, glass, leather, textiles, hair, etc.. and they were made from Natural and processed materials. The spinning top, some part of toy archive, are the richest collection of Turkey and it is the unique collection among the world.
• Amulet Collection : An Archive about Traditional Anatolian Amulets (Ritual Program) 115 real objects were collected in Turkey. They are different sizes and wood, metal, bone, feathers, glass, leather, textiles, hair, etc.. and they were made from Natural and processed materials.
• Photograph : More than 100.000 dia-positive (Professional reversal film) and digital (RAW format) photos. This documents, negative film, framed dia-positive are registered in digital media.
• Video : 360 Hour Video Recording (720 * 576 / Pal / Documentary) is registered in casette and digital media.
• Audio : 240 Hour Voice Recording (Compilation / Culinary Culture - Toy Culture - Ritual) Casette/ Tape and Digital media is registered..
Activities of the Foundation of Cultural Research are performed under three main titles. These are: 1) Programme of Rituals, 2) Programme of Culinary Culture, 3) Programme of Toy House.
Activities that are performed under the Programme of Rituals:
Studies are being done in the areas that involve transitional periods of life (such as birth, marriage, and death), seasonal ceremonies, celebrations, festivals, folkloric beliefs, and similar implementations. This programme is managed by Folklore Researcher Doğanay Çevik.
Anatolian Grave Culture:
Project team: Associate Prof. Suavi Aydın, Kudret Emiroğlu and Doğanay Çevik.
Searching and taking inventory of the footprints of Anatolian traditional life in order to pass them on to the next generations are the primal level of this project. At the second level, it is planned to convert this documented research into a publication. This project started in 2002.
Multivision presentation titled “Ritual”: It is the photographical presentation of the rituals related to the Anatolian culture. Those photos were presented in Germany (University of Münster) and Holland (Eindhoven) for the first time. Then, it was presented in Ankara National Photography Days.
“Aşure”, a Documentary Film Project: In our point of view, aşure (wheat pudding with dried nuts and fruits) is one the most important contacts of Anatolia’s intangible cultural heritage. The shooting of this documentary film involving aşure ritual started in 2008.It still continues.
Activities that are performed under the Programme of Culinary Culture:
Food and beverage, required materials and equipment, techniques for their preparation; eating manners, special days, celebrations, ceremonies and similar implementations and beliefs that develop around the kitchen are studied under the Programme of Culinary Culture. This programme is managed by Folklore Researcher (department chief) Nihal Kadıoğlu Çevik.
A programme which is referenced by UNESCO, titled “Protection and Support of Cultural Rights” was carried out by European Union in 2006 – 2007. Under the programme regarding the protection of local languages, there had been a series of projects that were carried out in Turkey. Two of those projects were managed by the Foundation of Cultural Research.
One of them was a project titled “Georgian Culinary Culture”. This project was coordinated by Serpil Kadıoğlu, a volunteer member of the Foundation. Nihal Kadıoğlu Çevik, the coordinator of the Programme of Culinary Culture, edited the Georgian Culinary Culture book. The other project members were Göksun Yazıcı, İlker Özdemir, Senem Doğanoğlu, Yücel Demir. This project intended to search Georgian Language spoken in the kitchen and publish it. The formal code of this project is TR0401.06.02/CISGS/004 / (additional information: Georgian Culinary Culture book was sent to UNESCO at our first application)
Our second European Union assisted project is “Hamsiname Publishing and Promotion Project”. This project was managed by Bedii Engin Koş, a volunteer member of the Foundation. The other project members were Çağatay Engin Şahin, Emine Sevde Yazıcı, Cihan Yılmaz, Pınar Tavukçu, Şükrü Oktay Şahın, Ömer Usta, Soner Özdemir. This project is also a UNESCO referenced (UNESCO / Safeguarding endangered languages / References / Record Corresponding ISO 639-3 code(s): lzz number: 01372) documentary film in Laz language. The formal code of this project is TR 04 01.06.01 / BSGS / 007 (additional information: This documentary film was sent to UNESCO at our first application)
Another project that had been carried out within this documentary film project was the research of kitchen cultures related to the fishery in the traditional life of the people residing in the North of Turkey (Black Sea Region). After the research had been done by the Foundation, the book titled “Hamsi Kurban O Göze” was prepared and published by Heyamola Publishing (2008). Writers of the book are Nihal Kadıoğlu Çevik, Kudret Emiroğlu and Prof. Dr. Cemal Saydam.
Activities that are performed under the Programme of Toy House:
The primal mission of this programme is to do studies for establishing a national based “toy museum” and create projects in order to pass folkloric toys, as indicated in the context of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, to the next generations. This programme is managed by Folklore Researcher Ceren Göğüş.
Studies, such as making a research, taking inventory, collecting the samples of traditionally produced toys in Anatolia, and bringing those data to the public’s attention via publishing are being done since 2002. A book titled “Anatolia’s Toy Culture” is being prepared regarding those studies. The writers of the book are Associate Prof. Dr. Hülya Tezcan, Assistant Prof. Dr. Tosun Yalçınkaya, Cumhur Sönmez, Ömür Tufan and Ceren Göğüş.
Studies concerning creating awareness among the media, NGOs and educational institutions about the Anatolian toys, as intangible cultural heritage values, continue. Some of the institutions which we provided consultancy service and in which conferences and work – shops were organized are: Büyük Kolej, Özel Bilim Koleji, Gazi University, Anatolian Civilizations Museum, “Association of Establishing Child Museums, Kamil Koç magazine, TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation) İstanbul, İz TV, etc...
By means of the Programme of Toy House we continue to study on creating awareness among children via festivals. “Datça Toy Festival”, which was prepared by our Foundation and organized by the Municipality of Datça in the years 2006 – 2007, was the first in its field in Turkey.
A Toy Exhibition was held in 2010 within the frame of International Children Theatre Festival in Ankara. At the end of this year, an exhibition as part of the game and toy symposium organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Research and Education, will be held. This exhibition provides children to play with the toys that are produced in the work – shops.
Projects and connectted communities
• Asure Documentary Movie Project / Kadiries and Caferians and Alevis
• Hamsiname Broadcasting and Introduction Project / Laz
• Publication and Introduction Project for Research on Georgian Cuisine Culture in Georgian Project / Georgian
• Rituel / Anatolian Heritage / Research Publication and Promotion Project / An Exhibition - performances and published work to promote unique cultural identity and develop cultural dialogue about Alevis - Bektasi, Caferians and Jews, Armenians, Nusayri and Syriacs, the Mevlevi, like Kadiri groups..
We can define the cooperation groups as women, children and elders as part of the studies carried out under the Programmes of Ritual, Culinary Culture and Toy House, which are within the frame of the Foundation of Cultural Research study programme. We cooperate with public institutions, local municipalities, academic institutions, NGOs and press (magazines, TV, radio) when organizing projects and activities within the scope of the mentioned programmes. This cooperation is made by expert participation within the frame of taking inventory of the intangible cultural heritage values.
The Foundation cooperates with children aged 6 to 10 for the Toy Culture Programme, women aged 40 to 60 for the Culinary Culture Programme and elders involving religious people for the Ritual Programme, in the projects prepared and carried out by the Foundation. This group consisting of women, children and elders are the sources that are in the traditional culture and the makers and the conveyers of the intangible cultural heritage products. We prefer to organize mutual activities and cooperate with the public institutions, local municipalities and NGOs for activities like festivals, exhibitions, etc.
Along with these national projects of the Foundation, it endeavours to broaden the scope of cooperation by preparing projects with international partners. The Foundation continues for the last five years to take steps to create mutual projects with Turkey’s neighbouring countries.
|Somut Olmayan Kültürel Miras Enstitüsü Derneği|
Institute for Intangible Cultural Heritage [en]
Gazi Mah. Çakir Sok. No:21
Tel.: (+90) 312 213 15 14; (+90) 312 202 14 54; (+90 )505 233 68 52
Year of creation: 2012
- oral traditions and expressions
- identification, documentation,
research (including inventory-making)
As it is stated in the second article of Regulations of the Institute, the NGO is determined to research and conduct training activities within the context of oral traditions and expressions, preforming arts, social practices, rituals and festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe, traditional craftsmanship which are described in the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage and also other cultural conventions of UNESCO. To explain it inclusively, the Institute aims to contribute to the idea of safeguarding cultural heritage by sustaining it within the context of The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Institute seeks to contribute to processes of safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in national and international levels, possess the experience of transforming the aims and spirit of the Convention into action, collaborate for experience sharing and heritage management and eventually get involved in the implementation process of the Convention in Turkey. The Institute aspires to carry out researches on safeguarding and transmission of cultural heritage, organizing seminars and training programs, establish an archive and share materials with public by the help of publications, organize applied activities as part of sustainability, develop projects in cooperation with national and international associations, foundations and institutes which are academic and focus on culture such as universities, ICH museums and Turkish Folklore Research and Application Centers. Moreover, the Institute aims to provide civil and academic consultancy for the files presented on behalf of Turkey for the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and encourage active participation of civil society in the policies of safeguarding of cultural heritage and the implementation process of policies.
The Institute carries out regular activities in different categories to attain its goals, particularly in line with the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. These activities can mainly be classified as exhibitions, festivals and celebrations, workshops, scientific meetings and performing arts.
Photograph exhibitions on Turkish elements in the Representative List, idioms, public spaces generated by tradition help to represent, safeguard and illustrate key aspects of intangible cultural heritage bringing tangible and intangible heritage together. And these exhibitions are one of the examples of collaborative tendency of the Institute as it works with universities, NGOs, private sector, UNESCO and related government agencies.
Festivals and celebrations, which are organized in cooperation with Ankara Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum, include new year celebrations related to tradition, rituals connected to traditional calendar, religion and mythology, national celebrations, season's greetings and some other traditional gatherings. They have been organized in a way that would encourage active involvement of groups and communities with the academic support of the Institute.
Workshops with diverse themes (toy, traditional ointment, spoon puppet, marbling workshops etc.) give weight to living heritage performed by people. These experience sharing activities, which enable young people to experience heritage elements at first hand by "touching" and "making", create difference in emphasizing the "process" by demonstrating the stages of traditional creation, the key role of traditional knowledge in safeguarding.
Scientific meetings are the organizations which would contribute directly to the richness and development of applications and revitalizations clustered around different forms of intangible cultural heritage. These meetings which are organized in coordination with NGOs and universities can also create opportunities to find and disseminate new ways for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. Besides, these organizations may help universities, NGOs and local authorities to have a voice in the preparation process of national nominations and proposals for Representative Lists.
The Institute values performing arts with the participation of minstrels, meddahs, storytellers, masters of Karagöz, etc. as they stand on one of the most effective parts in the transmission of heritage to the next generations. In coordination with Ankara Intangible Cultural Heritage Musuem, the Institute has organized many activities with masters including international ones. The arrangement of these kinds of activities around performing arts may well serve to promote sustainable transmissions of heritage in new contexts and support performers to keep their heritage alive.
The Institute has organized many joint events and activities to date with the involvement of transmitters of tradition such as minstrels, meddahs (public storytellers), taletellers, toy and puppet masters, etc. Being aware of the importance of masters for transmitting the heritage to the next generations, its members have been trying to provide a convenient environment for transmitters of tradition with the help of workshops, performing arts activities, festivals and celebrations. As the Institute is closely connected with Ankara Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum, it has the opportunity to bring together transmitters of tradition with students, children and other visitors of the museum. So children or students visiting the museum experience tales, Karagoz, Ebru, etc. at first hand and learn more of traditional knowledge.
The Institute believes that, the right to participate in cultural heritage and the right to administer and transmit this heritage is principal. Social dialogue might be empowered enabling people directly to be a part of some organized initiatives which aim to designate social and cultural conditions of their habitat and future. The Institute, embracing this perspective, gives academic support for the activities of these museums emphasizing the need to involve communities, groups and practitioners. Also, the Institute helps these museums academically to coordinate and plan their activities for the visits of private and state schools, mostly primary and elementary students.