Ing. Miloš Kunkel
Chairman of the association
M: +421 (0)905 759645
Vice-chairman of the association
M: +421 (0)903 483760
About our organisation and our activities
The Traditional Folk Arts and Crafts
The association of The Traditional Folk Arts and Crafts was founded in 2006 and its activity is aimed at preserving traditional folk crafts and presenting handicrafts in Slovakia and abroad. The main activities of the association include the organization of International festivals of folk craftsmen, supporting people with disabilities, elderly people, and providing crafts' teaching techniques for occupational therapists.
The association cooperates with craftsmen from Slovakia as well as foreign, with special care homes and associations dealing with folk crafts and preserving folk traditions.
Project: The Traditional Folk Arts Festival
The first event was organised in 2009 in Piešťany, Slovakia as the Traditional Folk Crafts festival. At the time, there were 120 craftsmen who attended the event and their number has been increasing since. The event became very popular among both craftsmen and visitors. While young people come to discover, th eolder ones come to remember. Every year, our visitors can see up to fifty different kinds of crafts. They admire the work of potters, carvers, groceries, jewellers, lace makers, Christmas and Easter decoration makers, sculptors, leather products and many other traditional Slovak crafts.
We also like to welcome craftsmen from abroad. The invitations were accepted by craftsmen from the Czech Republic, Poland, Serbia, Sweden, Belgium, Croatia, Macedonia, Cyprus, China, Hungary, Israel and Slovenia. In 2018, the event took place in 8 Slovak cities: Nitra, Topoľčany, Trenčín, Piešťany, Skalica, Štrbské Pleso, Senec and Žilina.
The project was awarded by the National Agency for the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in 2011 and 2014, and our association has been nominated as a national candidate for the European Union competition. At the same time, we received 'Business Environment Award'.