Approved the new Bylaws

On March 9, 2023, IOV World General Assembly has approved the revisions to the Bylaws of the World organization. Click here to read and download the new bylaws.

IOV’s President attends Arab Cultural Heritage Day in Cairo

The president of the International Organisation of Folk Art (IOV), the poet Ali Abdullah Khalifa, will be in attendance at the forum hosted by the Department of Culture and Dialogue of Civilizations of the General Secretary of the Arab League from February 24th to February 26th in Cairo. The Department of Culture and Dialogue of […]

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 start on the […]

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, […]