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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),
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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 International Ceramics Festival of Incheon, South Korea, will be held from April 27 to May 6, 2018. See official letter | institutions program | information for artists

Artists can participate in the '8th Artist’s Books Triennial Vilnius 2018', a project organised to promote artist’s books and creators of artist’s books from all over the world. This event is organised periodically since 1997 and will travel to Vilnius (Lithuania), Leipzig, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Rheine (Germany), Lille (France), Silkeborg (Denmark), Venice and Vercelli (Italy), Seoul (South Korea), Halmstad (Sweden) and Salzburg (Austria). Extended Deadline: 19th of December, 2017. Read more [PDF]

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.

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:

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