Baksı Museum aims to support the development of women, young people and children in the region and to contribute to education, occupation and employment. To this end, weaving workshops and ehram workshops were set up beside the museum. On these looms, almost forgotten tradition, ehram, was brought back to life by peasant women and young girls.
A contemporary approach to the study of ehram was aimed to ensure that the women in the region existed in the economic life as an effective producer. Women's employment was supported by converting ehram workshops and cultural heritage into economic added value.
It embraces artists who produce contemporary art. In summer, artists can participate in collective events programmed in various branches of art, as well as perform individual work.
One of the important aims of the Baksı Museum is to research, compile and produce the culture that belongs to the region. The rug symposium held in 2011 was organized with the aim of dimensioning our work in this sense and adding traditional techniques and design language to weaving. Experts' presentations on these topics were made into booklets at the end of the symposium.
With the participation of Emre Aköz, Müge Akgün, Sefa Kaplan, Nilgün Mirze and Hüsamettin Koçan, the panel held in 2011, the topic "What type of city will Bayburt turn into in the year 2023’s vision" was discussed.
Continuous production-oriented ehram and rug workshops aim to restore lost handicrafts. In the ehram weaving and rug workshops where work continues throughout the year, women in the region are employed. Thanks to these workshops, women who are contributing to the economy can also have a profession at the same time.
Women trainees of Baksı Village, which started to work in the ehram and rug workshops that have been established with projects supported by Sodes and Kudaka, form a model in the region with their production.
The Baksı Culture and Art Foundation also provides support in marketing dimension by enriching traditional ehram weaving with a contemporary design concept. Thus, women in the region are actively involved in economic life as producers.
Art Festival for Children
The Baksı Museum devotes a special place for children in its activity program while developing a permanent relationship with its immediate surroundings. In June 2013, the "Baksı Museum, Bayburt 1. Student Art Festival "is an extension of this concept ... The festival calls all of Bayburt, painting contest, children's art workshops and various shows with the first, secondary and high school students in the region. Successful students selected as a result of the competition are awarded with a one-year educational scholarship by Bakı Culture Arts Foundation.
The Baksı Culture and Arts Foundation aims to contribute to the education of scholarship students by identifying the talented students in the fine arts field with the "Bayburt Baksı Museum Student Art Festival".
Bayburt Baksı Museum 1. The Student Art Festival was held between 3-8 June in 2013, with a picture contest entitled "Our Legends". As a result of the workshop, 15 students were entitled to scholarship. After the ceremony with the participation of the families, the festival ended with a kite festival and a picnic.
Bayburt Baksı Museum 2. The Student Art Festival took place between 22-27 May in 2014 with a painting contest titled "Tell Us about Your House". As a result of the workshop, 15 students were entitled to scholarship. And 5 student’s scholarship decided to be continued. The festival ended with a picnic after the ceremony held with the the students' families on the last day of the festival.
Bayburt Baksı Museum 3. The Student Art Festival took place between 18-23 May in 2015 with a painting contest entitled "Bayburt that you dream of". As a result of the workshop, 15 students were entitled to scholarship. The last day of the festival an exhibition consisting of the students' works was visited with the families and the ceremony ended with the presentation of the certificates to the students.
The fourth of the traditional Bayburt Baksı Museum Student Art Festival took place between June 6th and 11th in 2016 with an intense participation in the painting competition titled "My Dreams". 30 students attended the workshops. 21 students were awarded with 1 year educational scholarship and 5 student’s scholarship decided to be continued. Attendance documents were given to the students who participated in the workshops and the exhibition area consisting of students’ works was visited.