- Comité International des Organisateurs de Fetes Folklorique (International Organization of Organizers of Folklore Festival).
- Founded 1970 by Henri Coursaget of Confolens, France, and Mikail Kocinsky of Warsaw, Poland.
- Coursaget started it to include Festivals lasting at least 5 days with at least 5 international groups (the rule of 5).
- Some years later, they included Folk Arts but kept the well-established name.
- International Organisation für Volkskunst (International Organization of Folk Art), somewhat less commercial and more folksy than CIOFF.
- Founded in 1974 by Alexander Veigl, a government official for Niederöestererich.
- Veigl started his own folk organization after not being selected CIOFF country representative for Austria.
- Veigl is widely respected in the Czech and Slovak Republics, in Greece, and in Croatia as being genuinely devoted to ALL folk arts.
- CIOFF has tried to absorb IOV.
- Conseil International de la Danse (The International Dance Council). A non-profit non-governmental association founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
- Calls itself the official umbrella organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world.
- A worldwide forum bringing together international, national, and local organizations and dance individuals.
- Represents dance in general and advises UNESCO, national and local government agencies, and international organizations and institutions.
- Membership is open to associations, schools, companies and individuals.
- International Council for Traditional Music, Study Group on Ethnochoreology.
- A Non-Governmental Organization in formal consultative relations with UNESCO.
- A scholarly organization which aims to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation, and dissemination of traditional music and dance of all countries.
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