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IAA World President Bedri Baykam’s speech at the UNESCO 39th General Conference in Paris on November 6, 2017

Letter from the President -8:
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Letter from the President -7:
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Letter from the President -6:
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Letter from the President -5: about World Art Day (WAD),
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The IAA-World Executive-Commitee celebrates International Women's Day. read more

Press conference about Ashraf Fayadh, 7 December 2015

IAA/AIAP Official Partner of Unesco, World President Bedri Baykam, held a press conference in Istanbul at the Piramid art center about the poet and artist Ashraf Fayadh who had been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia. read more

Letter from the President -4: about World Art Day (WAD),
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Letter from the President -3:
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Ashraf Fayadh

Open letter from the International Association of Art, IAA/AIAP – official partner of UNESCO,
to the World's art community,
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Speech from the president at the regional meeting in Latin-America and the Caribbean in Costa Rica, 19th November 2015, read here [PDF]

Letter from the President about the Paris attacks, November 2015, read here [PDF]

Letter from the President,
October 2015, read here [PDF]


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AIAPI, our National Committee in Italy, is organizing the new edition of Contemporary Visions 8 VideoArt in LOOP, 15 till 30 November 2017, with artists from all over the world. Deadline proposals: 20 October 2017. Participation is free. Also, any kind of place open to the public having a screen to project the video, can become part of this great event. Participation is free. Fill inn the form on the website before 13 November 2017. More info: and

Paris. France. A new place of Refuge for artists. A new place of 1000 m2 was inaugurated on September 22nd, 2017, in Paris. This place was left by a private Association taking care of people living in the street: Emmaûs Solidarity. The mission of this place is to help the artists in all their administrative steps and artistic projects. 19 rooms ( 15 workshops and 4 shared workshops and common rooms) will be at the disposal of the artists. This now official workshop , helped by the City of Paris and the Ministry of Culture, will organize free exhibitions, concerts, etc. with the participation of French Regional Institutions and artists. Address: 102 rue des Poissonniers. 75018 Paris. Read more: 1 | 2.

efe, 2nd International Installation Art Festival 2017, Paphos, November 2017, is an art Festival in Cyprus. Invitation for the artists [PDF]

Art and Architecture/ A competition, proposal for visual artists to participate to a Competition open in Germany by the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning, read more through this link. Contact:

ICORN, (International Cities of Refuge Network for writers and visual artists) organizes a conference from May 31 till June 2nd, 2017, in Lillehammer, Norway. Please find here the presentation of the ICORN work and the application form. ICORN website:

Watch pictures of the art-eco-festival in Suncheon, organized by the IAA-National Committee of South-Korea, through this link.

The NC of China is pleased to invite artists worldwide to participate in the 2017 Beijing Biennale. Please, click here for the registration form.

The IAA-National Committee of China, CAA, invites artists from all over the world to participate in the 'China in the eyes of world' artists exhibition, see the registration form and application form.

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