The International Organization of Folk Art (IOFA) is the only extensive world-organization which is intensively active in all questions and problems concerning folk art and folk culture.

Mr. G.v.Damme was adviser for folklore groups. His function enables us to present you with information, not only about Dutch music- and costume groups.

The International council of organisations of folklore festivals and folk art organised in 2006 a photo competition. Mr. G. v. Damme was awarded for the 5th place. for the picture “The flying Ladies from Slovakia” from the ensemble Trencan, From the national section he received the certificate.


All the pictures from the competition you can see on the C.I.O.F.F. site : 





Aux Pays Bas se sont produits:

1995: 'Pynimelis', Panevezys,(LT)
1996: 'Prolissok', Kirovograd,(UA)
1997: 'Liesma', Riga, (LV)
1998: 'Ivan Goran', Zagreb, (HR)
1999: 'Dzirkstelite', Riga, (LV)

2000: 'Zobor', Nitra (SK)

2001: 'Rodina' Voronezh (SU)
2002: 'Triavna' Triavna (BG)
2003: 'Karousel' Jaroslawl (RUS)
2004: 'Zaporozhye Cossacks' Zaporozhia (UA)
2005: 'Zorachka' Minsk (BY)
2006: 'Trencan' Trencín (SK)