2024 National Convention of IOV Argentina

On Friday, May 10th at 09:30 a.m. the activities of the 2024 National Convention of IOV Argentina begins with the performance of the Protocolar Act of welcome and opening at the “Héctor Tizon” Cultural Center, an event that was attended by members of IOV from different provinces, Municipal Authorities of San Salvador de Jujuy and […]

Aulas compartidas

IOV Argentine National Section, through the Academic Pedagogical Commission, specially invites to the International Congress 2024 “SHARED CLASSROOMS” and International Exhibition “Pedagogy on stage”, under the motto: Challenges in the didactic transposition of Intangible Heritage, Folklore and Popular Arts in the South American and Caribbean context. This event will be held at the Parque del […]

Ghana National Section is born!

IOV – Ghana National section a chapter of International Organisation of Folk Art ( IOV – World), is a non – governmental, non – profit organisation, which was founded in Austria, in 1979, to preserve Folk cultural heritage in all forms. Currently it’s under the presendency of IOV – World President Dr. Ali Abdullah Khalifa, […]

European Sector Meeting 2024

Dear friends,we are very excited to confirm : IOV – EUROPEAN SECTOR MEETING 2024 – Activity Planning  You will be welcome you in January in Oeiras. We are sure it will be a fruitful meeting and I hope you feel welcome.This invitation is open to all IOV OFFICIAL SECTION delegations in Europe and also to […]

Thanks for IOV Executive Board in Salzburg!

The E. B meeting in Salzburg- Austria 25-26 Nov. 2923 was grate and fruitful . IOV in great movement , with very high level of responsibility to Folk Art & Folk Culture.Thanks for all IOV Executive Board Members,Special thanks for our dear Gunther for the excellent preparation and comfortable accomodation. Your kind spirit was in […]

9th ICCN General assembly in Kozhikode, India: IOV World President Ali Khalifa’s key note speech

In his address, President Khalifa applauded the theme for this year’s assembly, which was “Celebrating Diversity, Preserving Heritage: Sustaining Intangible Cultural Legacy,” and reaffirmed the shared goals of the ICCN and the IOV, which include promoting and raising awareness on Intangible Cultural Heritage and diversity. He also spoke about the IOV’s mission to support and […]

16th European International Scientific Conference of Folk Culture: call for papers and abstracts (till October 31st)

IOV Science and Research Commission for Europe, IOV Italian Section, University of Molise, Italy, Department of Humanities, Social and Educational Sciences and Center of Research BIOCULT organize IOV 16th European International Scientific Conference of Folk Culture “Intangible Cultural Heritage on the Move. Debates, Processes, Perspectives”. The conference will be held from March 21st to 22th, […]

15th European Conference of Folk Culture IOV in Riga

Intangible Cultural Heritage in European Social Space: Artistry and Cultural Practices 15th European Conference of Folk Culture of IOV took place in Riga (Latvia) on 3-4 September 2023. It was titled: „Intangible cultural heritage in European social space: artistry and cultural practices.” The conference was organized by IOV Science and Research Commission for Europe, IOV […]

The Nova Petropolis International Folklore Festival Closing Ceremony

In support of folk festivals around the world, the President of the International Organization for Folk Art (IOV) and Bahraini poet Ali Abdullah Khalifa attended the Nova Petropolis International Folklore Festival in Brazil alongside the Mayor of Nova Petropolis, Georgie Darley. The festival was held with the support and encouragement of the International Organization for […]

Concluding cerimony of Folk Art Festival

Yesterday marked the concluding ceremony of another successful folk arts festival in Brazil. The elaborate festival represented the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas with the participation of forty-three professional folk art groups from seven South American countries. The groups included two thousand dancers, performers, and instrumentalists who showcased aspects of their heritage over the […]