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 […]

Christmas message On behalf of the IOV Board

On behalf of the IOV Board, we would like to extend to the members and friends of IOV throughout the world a message of peace. we are facing a great challenge for humanity, this pandemic is like a curse, there are many, too many deaths in every country, in every village each of us with […]

Christmas wish

To all people, who love the traditional Folk Art. The year 2020 has changed our life in nearly all aspects. The Covid-19 virus has conquered the whole world and caused great suffering in many families. All normal activities in our jobs and the spending of free time had to be changed due to the great […]

The value of the IOV Membership has been updated

Dear friends and members of IOV, as required by the IOV Bylaws, we have updated the current value of the registration fee in relation to the published GDP table relating to 2018. The amount of the membership fee is determined according to the most recent list of the gross domestic product per capita ( GDP […]

A Word from the President – IOV Website Feature

In early 2020, the world changed. Hit by a pandemic, countries witnessed a dramatic change in citizens’ everyday lives, in the ways businesses operated, in the tourism industry, and in border controls. Millions suffered as the result of a terrible new coronavirus named COVID-19. After reeling from the effects of the threat of COVID-19, the […]

IOV World General Assembly and the IOV Sharjah Scientific Conference Sharjah

IOV World General Assembly and the IOV Sharjah Scientific Conference Sharjah, 1-4 April 2019 The World General Assembly (WGA) of the International Organization of Folk Art (IOV), and the Scientific Conference: “Folk Culture: Present and Future Pathways”, organized in collaboration with the Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH), were held from the 1st to the 4th […]

Folk handicraft in European social space: artistry and cultural practices

IOV Science and Research Commission for Europe, IOV Latvian Section and The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia organize IOV 15th European International Scientific Conference of Folk Culture. The title is “Folk handicraft in European social space: artistry and cultural practices”. The conference will be held from June 5th to 7th, 2020, in Riga (Latvia) within […]