Cultural Research Foundation – CRF (Kültürel Araştırmalar Vakfı – KAV), 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 since 2002.
CRF its aim of establishment to carry out studies of research, inventory and archive of Turkey’s intangible cultural values. Those studies are carried out by folklore researchers. 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.
The priority of CRF is to compile, record and archive field information regarding folk culture. While doing this CRF cooperates with academic institutions and NGOs.
Year of accreditation: 2012
Domain(s): Social practices, rituals and festive events; knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe; traditional craftsmanship.
Main Safeguarding measures: a) identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making); b) preservation, protection; c) promotion, enhancement; d) transmission, (non-) formal education; e) revitalization
Main countries where the NGO works: Turkey
Local, national or international level of the NGO: National