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 629 members from 51 different countries.

February 07, 2023
Have you registered? The IAPMA Congress 2023 ‘PAPER ALIVE! Paper Art International’ in Dresden, Germany from September 12 - 16, 2023 is open for registration! During the bi-annual IAPMA Congress members and non-members have the opportunity to gather to share their knowledge through lectures, demonstrations, workshops and panel discussions on all aspects of paper and Paper Art. Exhibitions on Paper Art are part of the congress program but also a Paper Market, a Congress Dinner, and sightseeing opportunities. The congress is an international affair with representatives attending from all over the world. The diversity in culture adds to the excitement and pleasure the participants of the congresses experience. Come and join IAPMA in 2023 for PAPER ALIVE! Registration Link in bio or go to https://www.iapma.info/Congresses #congress #internationalcongress #membersmeetup#artcongress #paperart #papermaking #paperalive! #iapmamember #iapma#internationalassociationofpapermakersandpaperartists
February 04, 2023
They say ‘Many Drops form an Ocean’ … … Or become part of something BIG to make your artwork or institution known to the world … Join the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA) @iapma today: We unite people from all around the world: artists, hand papermakers, scientists, conservators, historians, educators from schools and universities, museum officials, people from paper-related institutions and people interested in- and fascinated by paper in the broadest sense. Your membership allows you to share your activities, your workshop or exhibition in the worldwide IAPMA community, connect and collaborate with other members, share art- and paper-related information. Amongst other things, as a member, you will receive IAPMA’s annual publication, the Bulletin, attend the international IAPMA Congress and enjoy other membership benefits. Sign up for your membership today! Go to www.iapma.info/Application #iapma #internationalassociationofhandpapermakersandpaperartists #paperart #handpapermaking #artpromotion #artiststoexplore #artistsunite #connectingartists #showyourart #getconnected #institutionalmembership #manydropsformanocean #paperenthusiast #paperfascination
February 01, 2023
MORE IMAGES OF THE BEAUTIFUL WORK OF OUR Featured IAPMA Member: Tina Brandt Jespersen Vigilavera - Tina B.J. 'Spiral Galaxy' and 'Pascal Golden Greens' Visit her website at www.vigilavera.dk #papercut #featuredartist #iapmafeature #iapmamember #denmarkartist #iapma #internationalassociationofhandpapermakersandpaperartists #paperart #handpapermaking #artpromotion #artiststoexplore #connectingartists #showyourart #paperenthusiast #paperfascination
February 01, 2023
Featured IAPMA Member: Tina Brandt Jespersen @vigilavera_tina_bj IAPMA is excited to feature the beautiful work of artist member Tina Brandt Jespersen from Denmark. Tina’s creates paper mosaics with a focus on geometry and mathematics: “I am interested in mathematics, patterns, geometry, colors, and of course PAPER. All the patterns are my own design and construction using pen, ruler, and compass. I do not use a computer for drawing patterns, it would be easier, but drawing is an important part of my creative process. Everything is done by hand.” Visit her website at www.vigilavera.dk #papercut #featuredartist #iapmafeature #iapmamember #denmarkartist #iapma #papercutting #cutpaper #internationalassociationofhandpapermakersandpaperartists #paperart #handpapermaking #artpromotion #artiststoexplore #connectingartists #showyourart #paperenthusiast #paperfascination #artistoninstagram #artistofinstagram
January 30, 2023
New Workshop - "2023 Fabriano Paper/Print/Book Tour of Northern Italy" (Italy) The workshop takes place from May 27, 2023 until June 07, 2023. Instruction by IAPMA Member @lynnsures WE TRAVEL THROUGHOUT NORTHERN ITALY... Book Conservation Lab of Gabriele Dondi in Urbino; the Mosaics of Ravenna; Lacemaking at Chioggia; the Scrovegni Chapel at Padua; ancient Roman Archaeological Site the Basilica at Aquilea; Renaissance Library Guarneriana at San Daniele di Friuli; the Mask Museum of Guerrino Lovato in Malo; the Tipoteca printing museum and workshop in Cornuda; the Remondini Museum at Bassano del Grappa; the Papermill at Oliero; the MART museum in Rovereto; the Museum of Paper in Toscolano Maderno at Lake Garda; the museum of the first Hebrew printers in Soncino; museum of famous independent publishing house Enrico Tallone in Alpignano near Turin; the Bodonian Museum of Printing at Parma; the extraordinary Labyrinth and museum of Franco Maria Ricci in Parma; and other paper, print and book arts destinations! See Instagram for photos of 2022 tour: @lynnsures #GiroDelNord2022 Contact information Lynn Sures lynn@lynnsures.com #papermaking #papermaker #fabriano #lacemaking #papertour #tipoteca #tipotecaitaliana #labyrinth #museomofpaper #toscano #iapmamember #northernitaly #bookarts #paperhistory #olieropapermill #maskmuseum #bookconservation #parma
January 27, 2023
IAPMA Members - Open call for the Paper Alive Congress! Deadline: February 15 The open call for Paper Alive! Congress lectures, demonstrations, panels, workshops, and artworks will be closing soon. Please submit using the appropriate format as indicated on the website. Be sure to be logged in as a member to view the page www.iapma.info/announcements . Paper fulfills a variety of roles in our world. To the casual observer, paper can be a passive, single-use substance – something easily discarded after it has served its limited or temporary function. For the artist, the longevity of paper is crucial, as it dictates the lifespan of an artwork. Finally for the paper artist, PAPER is a medium very much ALIVE – malleable, enduring, and even assertive – and it is precisely these characteristics that we highlight during the 2023 IAPMA Congress in Dresden, PAPER ALIVE! . #opencall #paperart #paperartist #iapma #handmadepaper #callforpaperart #paperalivecongress #germanyopencall #papermaking #papermaker #iapmamembers #papierkunst #papierkunstwerk #paperalive #iapmacongress2023 #artistsofinstagram