President’s Message to IOV Members

The three decades and a half since the founding of IOV by Alexander Veigl has proven that this organization is here to stay. Members and officers have come and gone but the institution has continued in full steam thanks to many members who have cooperated and sustained the activities in their respective countries. It is time to review the purpose and the objectives for which IOV was established.

A Tribute to Artist Salah El Mahdi

Salah El Mahdi passed away on September 12th, 2014. A Tunisian musicologist, conductor, composer, flautist, music critic and judge, Salah’s friends and students called him ‘Ziryab’ after the famous Muslim singer and composer.

Bangladeshi Delegates at 1st IOV You...

  The first International Folk Art (IOV) Youth Asia Congress took place from January 20 to 26, 2014 at Curtin University Sarawak, Malaysia. The theme of the congress was “Tastes of Asia – A Cultural...

25th Anniversary of IOV: Report

1979 – 2004 25 years of cultural work for a mutual understanding, a seasonable maintenance of folk culture and the intangible cultural heritage -against a Culture of Violence – for a Culture of...

Fourth IOV World Youth Congress

Postponed Until 2015
The International Organization of Folk Art (IOV) Youth Section announces the Fourth IOV World Youth Congress, to be held from June 24-28th, 2014 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. This year’s congress theme is “Cultural Entrepreneurship – A Sustainable Way Forward.” IOV youth congresses are organized once every two years, each time in a different country, on a topic within, or related to, the broader subject area of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Individuals age 18 through 35, who are interested in combining their passion for culture with entrepreneurship are invited to apply.

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