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World Art Day has been voted unanimously one of the 'UNESCO International Days' by the Executive Board of UNESCO: read press release [PDF]

Letter from the president for World Art Day 2019: read here

Christmas and New Year’s greetings from the president:
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The 2018 WAD message from the President: read here

Best wishes from the president and the EC: read here


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),
read here [PDF]

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),
read here [PDF]

Letter from the President -3:
read here [PDF]

Ashraf Fayadh

Open letter from the International Association of Art, IAA/AIAP – official partner of UNESCO,
to the World's art community,
read here

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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The International Association of Art, IAA/AIAP, is an NGO (a non-governmental organisation) working in official partnership with UNESCO, with the consultative status, comprising artists belonging essentially to the fields of painting, sculpture, printmakers, and artists practising other forms of creative work in the visual arts. read more

Latest News & Media:

The AIAP/IAA National Comittee of Italy is calling for artists for an exhibition on Climate and Human Rights, to be hold in Italy from September 7nd 2019 to December 31st 2019. Please find more information, regulations and application form through this link.

The World President of IAA Bedri Baykam was invited to China-Beijing for giving one of the opening speeches of the 13th China Beijing International Cultural & Creative Industry Expo, on October 24, 2018. Read more [PDF]| photos.

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.

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