Sweden, Island Tjörn / Youth congress about folk art

Posted by Dream on Jan 4, 2012 in News | No Comments




An international youth congress about folk art in June this year. It’s the third youth congress that is arranged by International Organization of Folk Art (IOV), the former two have been in USA 2008 and in China 2010. 2012 the main part of the congress will be at the island Tjörn, not far from Gothenburg. It is organized by the National Association of Handicraft Societies (SHR) and Västarvet/Handicraft in West together with IOV.

The theme of the congress is Youth Empowerment in the Intangible Cultural Heritage and it is open to youths between ages 18-35 who practise, works, study or have an interest in folk art, it could be handicraft, folk music, folk dance or traditional cooking. One aim is to establish the network IOV Youth.

The congress have place for 100 participants, with a limit of 5 from each country. It’s possible to apply until January 6, 2012

You find the invitation in the attached file, and the application form at this link: http://simpleeventsignup.com/event/8855

More information about IOV you can find on their web site : http://www.iov-world.com/index.php/en/youth/38-feature-story/124-iov-world-youth-congress-2012.html