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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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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

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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.

Call for artists. The next Beijing Bienal will take place from August 26,2019 to September 23, 2019, the theme being 'A colored world and a shared future'. You will find following the presentation of this event with the regulations, registration form, work form.

The International Sarajevo Winter Festival is a traditional cultural and artistic event taking place in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. XXXV SWF 2019 will be held under the motto 'Noise and Fury' It represent an encounter of artists from all over the world. The International Peace Centre Sarajevo is the organizer of the Festival. The programme consisting of the Theatre plays, Concerts, Movies, Fine Arts Exhibitions, Panel Discussions, Literary Events, Architecture, Video, Programmes presenting cultural heritage and Children Programmes will be presented within the next edition of the Festival. Read more.

In Turkey a joint international project is initiated by the Nazim Hikmet Foundation, PEN Turkey and UPSD, that will invite children to create paintings related to peace on the popular poem of the Turkish Poet Nazim Hikmet (1902-1963), 'Kiz Çocugu' - 'The Little Girl'. It is a poem against war. We would like to invite the children of the world to read it and express their feelings and thoughts by drawing, painting. Deadline: 1 June 2018. Read more.

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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