History of Kırkayak Kültür
Kirkayak Kultur was established in 2011 by some academics, artists and activists in Gaziantep. Kırkayak Kültür aims to service for social development by making sure that these concepts are comprehended and well perceived, to promote democratic values, to create the conditions of a life that is rich with culture. Kırkayak Kültür, believing in the reality that art is highly important in the development of societies and individuals, aims to provide support for the development of culture and art in our country and in the world. KK aims to help social development and promote democratic values in order to create the conditions of a life that is not only rich with culture, but with rights. Our organization desires to develop mutual comprehension by sharing art to go beyond regional differences and prejudices and by furthermore promoting cultural and art activities in the cities of Anatolia in order to boost cultural life. By creating integrational studies within the framework of dialogue and cooperation, our organization wishes to achieve social, cultural and art activities. KK conducts projects that give support to combined studies between cities of Western Asia and Europe. Kırkayak Kültür supports the fact that artists, culture, art foundations and activists shall share experiences and cooperate by getting acquainted with foundations that perform similar activities. In the spheres of culture and art, Kırkayak Kültür aims to advance and spread cooperation between artists, activists and non-governmental organizations in Western Asia and Europe.
OKTAM aims to conduct amateur and academic studies on the humanistic problems, which the political and social developments in the Middle East geography cause, along with the existing languages, religions, nations, cultures, and to present these studies to the attention of the public on the national and international level through various tools.
It organizes the exhibitions, concerts, conferences, festivals, workshop studies, art activities and social projects at home and abroad on the subjects, which bear on the society imminently, such as the human rights regarding the immigrants and asylum seekers coming the Middle East, education, gender, health, family, science, art, culture, history, sports, movie, theatre, and it conducts joint studies and study cooperation with the institutions, which work in this sphere. It organizes the art activities, exhibitions, panels, festivals, meetings and projects about the Middle East.
It maintains studies such as examining, searching, accomplishing results, writing and reporting scientifically about the subjects and concepts with the components of the human rights, education, gender of the risked and disadvantaged societies such the immigrants, asylum seekers, women and the children, and it gives education in these spheres, performs right-based advocacy studies.
KSM prepares and performs the projects in order to contribute to develop art in the society, to reveal the works of art, to create the works of art, to develop the artistic sensitivity and aesthetic comprehension and natural consciousness. It organizes all kinds of local, national and international natural, art and cultural activities; exhibitions, meetings, courses, education studies, competitions, auctions, panels, conferences, congresses, biennales, carnivals, festivals, exhibitions or similar activities, it takes part in or contributes to these kinds of organizations.
KIRKAYAK KÜLTÜR NON PROFIT
WHO WE ARE?
Kırkayak Kültür; giving support to the fact that the artists, the culture and art foundations and activists shall have information about the different countries and cities, to share experience and to conduct cooperation by getting acquainted with the foundations, which perform the similar activities,
Kırkayak Kültür; aims to improve and extend the cooperation between the artisans, culture-arts activists and non-governmental organizations in Turkey, Middle East and Europe. Accordingly, it cooperates artisans, non-governmental organizations, municipalities and local initiatives.
``to develop mutual comprehension and sensitivity by sharing art, to go beyond the regional differences and prejudices, to popularize the cultural and art activities in the cities of Anatoly, to contribute to boost the cultural life``