The Passing of The Irreplaceable Professor Morsi

  In July 2022, IOV lost one of its most prominent international members, Egyptian Professor Ahmed Ali Morsi. With heavy hearts, we have grieved the educator of many generations. Prof. Morsi, who was a loving person and a friend to all, spent his life fighting for the support and preservation of folk arts and traditions. […]

A theses about folk-dance culture in Trentino

I’m Miharu Tetashima and I graduated from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in March, 2022, with a major in Italian Language and Culture, submitting a graduation thesis on folk dance in Trentino. The choice of this topic arose from my interest in two different fields: folk dance and Trentino itself. During my university years, I […]

IOV Brazil presents: a successful international partnership

  The International Folklore Festival of Passo Fundo – RS, is now an official partner of IOV Brasil. The Passo Fundo-RS International Folklore Festival is now legally accredited, recognized and registered with the IOV Brasil brand. The official term of “Agreement and Partnership” was signed by the Mayor of the city of Passo Fundo and […]

IOV Italy partner of the “Scasada del Zenerù” in Ardesio (Italy)

Every year, on January 31, in Ardesio, in the upper Seriana Valley, in Northern Italy, winter is “chased away” with the “Scasada del Zenerù”, an important and well-established tradition of the town, a much-attended and awaited ritual. A symbolic date on January 31, an appointment considered in antiquity to be the hinge between winter and […]

IOV Italia: history of a National General Assembly

The National General Assembly of the Italian Section of IOV WORLD (International Organization of Folk Art) was held on the 19th of November 2021 in Villa d’Almè, near Bergamo. The associates were welcomed in the extraordinary council chamber of the municipality, kindly granted by the Municipal Administration, always close to the promotion of traditional local, […]

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!

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 […]