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. […]

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!

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 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 […]