The association Kökarkultur rf was founded on the autumn of 1996 on Kökar, with the aim of promoting the interest in culture, raising the level of the culture life, improving the environment and bringing together individuals, associations and organizations for common cultural activities. The association manages it´s own projects, organizes cultural events, discussions and courses. As well as together with other associations, organizations and projects.
Since 1997 a lot of professional artists has visited Kökar, which has enriched and improved the culture life. In 2017 approximately 50 artists stayed in the residence.
Within the association there are several independent subdivisions that appear separately; gästateljén, kökarform och bildkonstcirkeln.