HASDER Folk Arts Association was founded in 1977 with the objective of researching, spreading and enriching Cypriot folklore.

The association aims to be a modern, progressive and democratic foundation which opposes segregation of race, religion, culture and gender with a consciousness of social responsibility while giving equal importance to the principles of volunteerism and professionalism.

The desire is to educate the society of Cyprus and organize activities regarding folklore, culture, arts and crafts, the environment, citizenship and consumer rights, in parallel with the constantly expanding and improving civil movements around the world.