The book was published in two languages, English and Arabic. Extensive information about the art performed by all masters, examples of their works, addresses of workshops and working areas, telephone and e-mail addresses were included in the book. The book, which contains information about the branches of art included in the inventory, has covered associations, foundations and workshops that carry out studies on traditional arts and crafts.
Traditional Arts Association, with the support of Culture and Tourism Ministry has completed and presented the inventory book and website of the “Masters of Turkey-Marmara Region” to the public in the introductory meeting held on 11th November 2017 at Crr.
The inventories of the masters of traditional arts and crafts living and producing in the provinces of the Marmara Region were made and our cultural heritage and art accumulation were made visible.
In order to contribute to the promotion and development of Patchwork art, and in cooperation with the municipality of Beykoz and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University in 2017, The Association of Traditional Arts organized a two-category patchwork contest in two categories as "freestyle design" and "traditional design". The Association of Traditional Arts also prepared a catalog including the awarded works and the ones worth to exhibit.
In the symposium held within the "Today's Youth are Tomorrow's Masters" project organized by The Association of Traditional Arts at Bağlarbaşı Conference and Culture Centre between December 19-20th, 2016, samples of Illumination, Hand-drawing, Miniature, Tiling, Marbling, Paper Filigree, Calligraphy and Binding arts were exhibited. Later on, a catalogue was prepared bringing these artistic works together.
A Copyrights Training Workshop was held on December 13th by The Association of Traditional Arts. Hosted by Orhan Kemal Public Library, the event was attended by about 150 artists and academicians. The content of the “Copyrights Training Workshop” program was converted into a presentation booklet.