Who are the Members ?
At present, CIOFF worldwide membership covers 103 countries with:
- 64 National Sections (full members)
- 22 Associate Members
- 3 Partner Members
- 14 Corresponding Members
In order to increase the effectiveness of CIOFF worldwide, the members are grouped into Regional Sectors. For cooperation with international cultural or scientific organizations, CIOFF works on the basis of a Cooperation Agreement.
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The Membership Fee for Full Members is 450€.
The Membership Fee for Associate and Partner Members is 250€.
National Sections (full members)
CIOFF recognizes one National Section per country. The National Section shall be representative of the traditional culture, especially of the folk art festivals and groups of its territory. Organizations, institutions, festivals, groups and individuals that are able and willing to accept the aims and policies of CIOFF shall have the opportunity to be member of the National Section.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Chinese Taipei
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- El Salvador
- Former Yugoslav Republic of Macédonia
- Korea, Rep. of
- Kyrgyz Republic
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
A folklore organization, a festival or an institution may be accepted as Associate Member for a country where no National Section exists. With the support of CIOFF, associate members are expected to develop open contacts with other folklore organizations, festivals and groups in order to become more and more representative of the traditional culture of their country and, doing so, to fulfill the conditions to apply for full membership.
- Antigua & Barbuda
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
A folklore organization, a festival or an institution may become a Partner Member for a country where the establishment of a National Section is not expected in the near future. A territory (which is a part of a National Section and situated in the geographical area of another Sector than the respective National Section) may, in principle, apply for Partner Membership. Such territories belonging to the same National Section and situated in the same Sector shall form together only one Partner Membership. CIOFF Partner Members can also be from countries where legal rules or political regulations do not allow becoming Full Member. With the support of CIOFF, Partner Members are expected to develop open contacts with other folklore organizations, festivals and groups in order to become more and more representative of the traditional culture of their country.
Cultural organizations or festivals or individual persons, with whom CIOFF® is interested to have relations, may become Corresponding Member.
- Central Africa, Rep.
- Congo RDC
- Ivory Coast
- Saudi Arabia
How to become a CIOFF Member ?
Associations and Institutes, Festivals and Groups as well as individual persons who are active in the field of folk arts, traditional culture or intangible heritage may apply for CIOFF membership either on national or on international level according to the criteria mentioned below.
In countries where CIOFF is already represented, the filled Application Form is addressed to the national CIOFF Representative. The appropriate address with a copy to the relevant Sector Representative is selected automatically.
In countries where CIOFF is not yet represented, the filled Application Form is addressed to the international CIOFF Secretariat. The address with a copy to the relevant Sector Representative is selected automatically.
Thanks to fill the application form. Fields with * are mandatory.
For any specific question, contact the General Secretariat or the relevant Sector Representative.