Our Mission is to preserve, protect and promote all forms of folk art and folk culture as elements of the intangible cultural heritage through our network of individual and institutional members.
In 1998, IOV entered into Operational Relations with UNESCO. In recent years, new partnerships have been formed and older ones strengthened:
2010: UNESCO accredits IOV as a Consultant to the
Intergovernmental Committee for Safeguarding of the Intangible
2010: UNESCO identifies 40 IOV experts in the ICH
2011: UNESCO reclassifies IOV to Formal Consultative Relations
2012: IOV enters Special Consultative Relations with The United
Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Our Programs IOV Conferences
IOV sponsors international and national conferences, workshops, seminars and other events designed to inform IOV members and the public about its work to Safeguard the Intangible Cultural Heritage. In a typical year, IOV conferences are organized in 8 to 10 regions of the world. In addition, national sections meet once a year to elect officers.
IOV Festivals and Exhibitions
IOV sponsors international and national folk dance, music and song festivals, culinary festivals and other festive events. IOV also supports exhibitions of costumes, masks, puppetry, and all types of handicrafts.
IOV has established programs to prepare young people for positions of
leadership in IOV. World youth congresses have been held in Utah, USA (2008); Nanjing, China (2010); and, Tjorn and Stockholm, Sweden (2012).
I.Karamürsel International Culture Festival 01-05 July 2017
July 1, 2017, 12:00pm - July 4, 2017, 4:00pm
I.KARAMÜRSEL International Culture and Art Festival
01-05 July 2017
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATING :
1.- Please, send this application form back by email with minimum 6 digital pictures and a short description of your group and videos or links and descriptions of your performances. Please send this emails to : email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
2.- The Groups will stay at guest house. The number and age of participants are limited, Max 35 pax.
3.- The groups are requested to arrive in Karamürsel on 01. July 2017 - 12:00 and depart on 05 July .2017 - 12:00, after breakfast.
4.- Gifts provide for each person is an attendance certificate and festival t-shirt
5.- Each group should bring flags of their countries with them.
6.- We will prefer for dance groups with live music but recorded music also acceptable.
7.- Pocket money will not be paid to the groups by Festival Committee. We will give 100 lt diesel.
8.- The groups will prepare 5-10 minutes programs. All groups have to prepare minimum 2 different performances.
9.- Groups will stay KYK Gazanfer Bilge Öğrenci Yurdu. ( Student Hostel in Karamürsel)
9.- Contact persons of Festival Committee ;
Murat ERDEM email@example.com gsm : 0090 545 494 83 75
Salih ÖNSOY firstname.lastname@example.org gsm : 0090 542 216 39 46
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.
In the spirit of the UNESCO Convention on the safeguarding and preservation of the Intangible Cultural
Heritage of the world IOV pursues the strategies along this line through its activities such as festivals, fora, workshops, assemblies covering the different elements of ICH such as traditional dance, music, crafts, cuisine, medicine and others.
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