The International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA) is the world leading organisation for paper artists. It was founded in 1986 in Düren, Germany, when paper as an art medium was far less well-known than it is today. While paper history and production are one facet of the Association's activities, the central focus is to promote paper and handmade paper as a contemporary artistic medium.

The Association's main objective is to facilitate an international exchange of artistic ideas and share information about hand papermaking and paper art. IAPMA aims to provide the opportunity for members to work together, collaborate on artistic projects and exhibitions, share solutions to technical problems, explore different paper-related cultural backgrounds, and encourage new approaches to paper arts. To this end, each year one Bulletin and six newsletters are produced: the newsletters provide information about exhibitions, publications, projects and techniques involving paper; the Bulletins are professionally produced magazines with handmade paper covers and sample papers which feature individual artists, papermakers and their ideas. All members are invited to share information with other members through the newsletters and Bulletins.

Currently, the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists has 561 members from 44 different countries.

April 17, 2021
WORKSHOP - UNITED STATES Living Quilts - Paper making for Public Art Projects by Jane Ingram Allen From July 26 - 30, 2021 Where: Sierra Nevada College, on Lake Tahoe at Incline Village, NV, She will teach a workshop for beginners or advanced paper making titled Living Quilts and Paper making for Public Art This workshop will cover creating a collaborative “living” quilt” with handmade paper and seeds for wildflowers. Workshop participants will learn how to plan and execute public art installations with handmade paper and involve communities in hand paper making. Participants will also learn how to use stencils to create unique designs in paper making, color the pulp, and use seeds and other additives, as well as how to install and construct outdoor public art that is good for the environment and changes over time. Contact information: See the website at https://www.sierranevada.edu/academics/summer-art-workshops-2/ingram-allen/ Contact Jane Ingram Allen at info@janeingramallen.com for more information. #iapmamember #paperart #paper #paperworkshop #papermaking @janingramallen
April 17, 2021
This information was recently passed on to IAPMA by Aimee Lee, an artist, paper maker, writer, and the leading hanji (paper) researcher and practitioner in North America. 'Mr. Lee's mill has been working with Dr. Lee Oh-Kyu, a Senior Research Scientist at the National Institute of Forest Science in Jinju, and a recent news story is worth a watch even if you can't understand Korean. He talks about moving a giant paper mulberry tree, likely the biggest in Korea, found by Dr. Jo Hyun-jin (the person in Korea who knows the most about Hanji: from the corner of a school property to the grounds of the Forest Science Institute. Dr. Lee's team is working on a multi-year project to create a reserve of dak (paper mulberry) trees on their grounds from 45 different regions of Korea, and the TV video outlines that process: https://youtu.be/XpejOw-mIXE. Dr. Jo was pivotal to the change in laws to create the Hanji master status in Gyeongsang province, bolstered by the support of Beau Kim of FIDES. She has exported high-quality conservation-grade Hanji for almost 20 years: http://ifides.com and is one of the most important champions of Hanji working today. Some of you may already be using Hanji that she has made available in the US and beyond.' There is also an interesting video talking about Hanji leather with an interview by it's Korean inventor https://youtu.be/Hog-d5OLj10) #hanji #mulberrytree #dak #paper #paperart #hanjileather @aimeelee
April 14, 2021
WORKSHOP - Germany 2021 Kunstsommer im Kreuzle Event Dates: August 16, 2021 until August 20, 2021. Workshop Details: 5 Days Summer Academy at Heilbronn Paper is a fascinating material that we encounter everywhere in everyday life and it offers countless creative design possibilities. In this course, papers and cardboard will be reworked, glued, shaped, further designed and changed with colors and additional materials. Two-dimensional collages, reliefs and objects will be created. Further information: https://kultgenuss.de/kunstsommer-2021-kursbeschreibung-2/ Contact information Kultgenuss Steubenstr. 27 74072 Heilbronn E-mail: info@kultgenuss.de Petra Grupp pgrupp@web.de www.petra-grupp.de Workshop - Kunstsommer im Kreuzle Workshop - Kunstsommer im Kreuzle #iapmamember #paperart #paper #paperworkshop