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CIOFF® is an Official Partner of UNESCO, accredited to the UNESCO ICH Committee. Created in 1970, the duty of CIOFF® is safeguarding, promotion and diffusion of traditional culture and folklore.

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Folklorama is thrilled to announce that they have been honoured by the International Festivals

Folklorama is thrilled to announce that they have been honoured by the International Festivals

Association (IFEA), winning silver for the Best
Virtual Festival/Event for the 2021 Folklorama Safe at Home: The Virtual Experience series, and
a bronze for Best Sponsor Activation for the 2021 Folklorama One Unified Virtual Experience.
One Multi-Cultural Fusion Event. The award was given out at the Associations conference last
night in McAllen, Texas.
“Folklorama is beaming with pride to have won silver and bronze awards, competing against
some of the largest Festivals internationally,” states Teresa Cotroneo, Executive Director,
Folklorama. “These awards are truly a reflection of what Folklorama accomplished during the
pandemic. Through the hard work and dedication of our members and operations staff we
were able to keep the mission and vision of Folklorama top of mind.”
Each year, the International Festivals & Events Association recognizes outstanding
accomplishments and top-quality creative, promotional, operational and community outreach
programs and materials produced by Festivals and events around the world, with the IFEA/Haas
& Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition. From events large or small, cities, Festivals,
chambers, universities, parks & recreation departments, vendors & suppliers, and everything in
between, entries are categories into organizations with similar sized budgets.
Folklorama is currently planning the 52nd Festival. It will be held August 6-19, 2023. For more
information, visit Folklorama.ca.
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Folklorama began in 1970 as a one-time celebration of Manitoba’s centennial but has since
grown to be the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world.
Developing out of the success of the Festival, the organization offers year-round programs:
Folklorama at Home, Folklorama at Work, Folklorama at School, Folklorama at Play. All the
programs bring to life Folklorama’s mission of celebrating diversity and promoting cultural
understanding. Learn more at Folklorama.ca.
Folklorama gratefully acknowledges that we create, connect, and celebrate on Treaty One
territory – original land of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Ojibway, Dene, Dakota peoples, and
homeland of the Métis nation. We are committed to building relationships and sharing
knowledge, and cultural understanding of all communities. Understanding our diversity fosters
pride and mutual respect.







> Here is the link for the full series

Date of publication: 27.09.2022

ANKA RAIC, CIOFF® Bosnia and Hercegovina, is the winner of Jeonju International Award (JIPACH) 2022 for Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)

ANKA RAIC, CIOFF® Bosnia and Hercegovina, is the winner of Jeonju International Award (JIPACH) 2022 for Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)

ANKA RAIC, CIOFF® Bosnia and Hercegovina, is the winner of Jeonju International Award (JIPACH) 2022 for Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)

Center for International Culture Studies in Jeonju city (South Korea) launched on the March 1st 2022 the Jeonju International Award for Promoting ICH. The award shall go to individuals or groups that practice good safeguarding practices of ICH in their own country.

Anka Raic is very active for many years in multi ethnic society in Bosnia and Hercegovina - she carried on many projects on local, regional and national levels in order to safeguard ICH and promote traditions.
Anna Maria Boileau, Sector Representative of South European Sector and Magdalena Tovornik, Representative of CIOFF® to UNESCO supported her candidature and sent letters of support (asked by the organizer).
Her work was recognized and awarded by the jury-composed of UNESCO facilitators and experts.
The official ceremony will take place on the 19. October 2022 in Jeonju, South Korea.

Date of publication: 06.08.2022

CIOFF® Marathon "Folklore at a Distance" starts this Sunday

CIOFF® Marathon


You are welcome to join all the workshops of "Folklore at a Distance" this Sunday and Monday.
7.08 and 8.08 Latin American and Carribean workshops "Use of the Handkerchief in Latin American Folk Dances".
The workshops are broadcast on the Facebook of CIOFF® (www.facebook.com/cioff.ngo) and of Folklor a Distancia Internacional CIOFF (www.facebook.com/fdicioff).
If you wish to participate in the live workshops through Zoom and receive a certificate, then please register here: https://forms.gle/evzaJ8W6XLYPftY58.

8.08 pre-recorded workshops of Europe and Asia "Tastes of the World" and North America "Indigenous and Metis Traditions of North America".
The workshops are broadcast on the Facebook of CIOFF® (www.facebook.com/cioff.ngo) and on Youtube's channel CIOFF® TV for Living Traditions (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXS1fza_Wsp-PjE-LUvs30Q).

You can find the full line-up in the attachment. You are welcome to forward it to your members!

> CIOFF® Marathon "Folklore at a Distance" starts this Sunday

Date of publication: 04.08.2022

Save the date 7-8/8/2022

Save the date 7-8/8/2022

"Dear folklore friends from all over the world!

On the 7th and 8th of August we’re celebrating CIOFF®’s (International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts) birthday and we’re inviting all of you to celebrate with us! For the third year in a row we will celebrate with sharing folklore workshops from all over the world - “Folklore at Distance”.
This year we will have workshops on different themes - you have the possibility to learn about the tastes, handicrafts and dances of the world.
Save the date on your calendar and more information is coming soon!"

Date of publication: 09.07.2022

Welcome to the Netherlands

Welcome to the Netherlands


Sector Meeting CIOFF® Central and Northern Europe
Fifteen delegates (Czech Republic, Israel, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Austria, Estonia, Netherlands, Romania, Ukraine, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Slovakia and United Kingdom) took part in the meeting of the Central and North European Sector of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts CIOFF®.
During the three days, national delegates discussed the future activity and situation of CIOFF® organisation in our region. There were six different sessions: reports of cultural, festival and legal commissions; information from CIOFF Council action for the last year; our financial situation; the relationship with UNESCO; PR and marketing strategies and preparing for the next General Assembly in Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) in November 2022.
‘I'm very grateful for this meeting. After the pandemic restrictions, we had the opportunity to meet again in person. It's a hard time for our organisation; however, I strongly believe that CIOFF® still holds a strong position within worldwide cultural societies.’ - Ms. Susanne Kramer, chair of Central and North European Sector explained.
In addition to administrative work, the delegates had the opportunity to participate in a folk show: "Welkom in Nederland" directed by Guus van Kan. Ninety minutes of dance, music and song created an unforgettable experience, which allowed us to know the culture of the Netherlands better. Eight groups from all parts of Netherland showed the colorful power of folklore.
‘Our intention was to integrate the Netherlands’ groups for one art project - and it worked! I'm so proud of that. Our international guests discovered how diverse our traditions are.’ - Mr. David Ramon Kloosterhuis, CIOFF® Netherlands President explained.

> http://www.facebook.com/cioffnederland

Date of publication: 02.06.2022

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