2023 IOV World General Assembly

Dear IOV-Members, dear friends, Greetings! you will find attached the announcements of WGA  2023 (click here to read and download it). The 2023 IOV World General Assembly will take place in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Participants should arrive in Sharjah at 2023 March 8th and plan to depart on March 12th. The General Assembly will […]

Report of the 2nd IOV America Assembly

On the 12th of October, the IOV Brasil entourage, made up of the following members of the IOV Brasil Board of Directors- Antonio Clerton Vieira da Silva (President of IOV Brasil and Executive Secretary of IOV America), Lairton Guedes (Vice President of IOV Brasil), professor Lilian Vogel (chairman of the IOV Brasil Pedagogical Academic Committee), […]

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. […]

Cultural Heritage – recognize the other

The meeting on the theme “Heritage Cultural, common commitment to identify, preserve, revitalize and pass on to the generations future an asset of cultural, material and immaterial”, held in the Hall Councilor of the Municipality of Noci, was, without a doubt, the event of tip of the project “Cammini e Meetings for a welcoming Puglia, […]

Walking and Meeting – Cammini e Incontri

Unitedly to the FITP Italian Federation Popular Traditions, they stipulated the agreement the World Folklore Union IGF, the IOV International Organization of Folk Art, the World Association of Performing Arts WAPA and the Federation of International Dance FIDAF Festivals The evocative locations of Alberobello and Noci framed it from 13 to 15 May 2022 at […]

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 […]