49 cities have joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network

49 cities have joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) following their designation by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay. Since 2004, the creative potential of the members of the network is determined by seven themes: art and crafts, folk art, design, cinema, gastronomy, literature, media and music. The Network now numbers 295 cities reaching 90 countries […]

Ladislav Michálek funeral notice

Dear folklore friends, with deep regret in my heart I inform you that Ladislav Michálek died suddenly after a short and severe illness on October 16, 2021 at the age of 72. The farewell to the deceased will take place on October 23, 2021 at 2 pm in Liptál. It will be possible to watch […]

IOV Board of Directors

Intense and fruitful meeting of the IOV BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Many topics, many news! We are working on projects, festivals, the WGA2022, the world scientific conference 2022 and much more. On October 19th when the next BOD meeting will take place we will have more confirmations and we will inform you. Stay connected to us!

Restart of festivals in 2022

I hope you all are working on organizing new festivals in 2022. Now it’s time for thinking about the new festivals of 2022. During the worldwide pandemic around Covid-19 almost all festivals were forced to postpone the festivals of 2020 and 2021. I hope your committee is now working for new editions in 2022, and […]

Folklore and Popular Arts: culture, development and management

Overview of the inaugural lecture of the Postgraduate Course: Folklore and Popular Arts: culture, development and management   On the third of July of two thousand twenty-one at 3 pm on the Youtube platform, the event began with the objective of presenting the Postgraduate course, unprecedented in Brazil, a great partnership between IOV Brasil and […]

Restart Festivals

Dear organizers of festivals: We are waiting for new information about the restart of your festivals. If you have already new dates for your first coming festival, please tell us. Send your newest dates by email: festivals@iov.world

6th IOV World Youth Congress – Final document

Young Earth: “Charms, secrets and knowledge of nature” Between the 13th and 16th of February 2020, the VI IOV World Youth Congress took place in the city of Nova Petrópolis / RS – Brazil. The main objective of the meeting was to bring together young people from all continents (affiliated or not to IOV-Mundial) to […]

IOV Asia Conference

The International Organization of Folk Art (IOV) Asia Conference was held on zoom on March 10, 2021 with the theme of “The Present Situation and Future Development & Cooperation of IOV Asia”. Emma Chen Hoefler, Vice-president of IOV, Chair of IOV China, Nasan, Secretary General of IOV Asia, Jayarajan Vakil from India, Gafur Akhmedov from […]

Message from the Financial Director 2021

      Dear members of IOV World: Happy new year! The IOV Board of Directors wishes you a prosperous and healthy year ahead. We are committed to making 2021 another successful year and we are looking forward to hopefully welcoming all of you in an upcoming annual meeting. It must be clear that we […]

Christmas in Pomarolo

Christmas, for a bagpiper, is the most important anniversary of the year. This year Christmas will be celebrated with great sobriety, for a bagpiper, the situation will be more ideal. You will be able to play in the streets without creating crowds, we will start on 12.12.2020 for Santa Lucia, we will have a parade […]