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 paper role as art form and as a contemporary artistic medium.

The Association 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 Bulletins 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 samples 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 474 members from 39 different countries.

June 22, 2019
FEASTS ON PAPER - 2019 SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL PAPER ART BIENNALE Theme: ‘Characters within Paper’. Further information, application form, regulations: Downloads on IAPMA website Deadline: July 06, 2019 The Biennale consists of an exhibition, a seminar and a series of cultural and artistic activities. The exhibition will take place in the newly opened Fengxian Museum in Shanghai. About 60 artists from around the world will be invited to present about 100 exhibits at the exhibition. There will be three exhibition areas: International Paper Art Area Paper Art Installation Area Guest Country Korea Along with the exhibition, an international seminar will be held by more than 10 paper art experts, scholars and government officials from home and abroad. There will also be artistic and cultural activities, such as thematic handicraft workshops and traveling exhibitions. Exhibition Dates: September 10 – November 10, 2019 Applications via email only, send to: gala8000@hotmail.com or ansonou@feastsonpaper.com
June 18, 2019
A Call to Artists ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - AKIYOSHIDAI INTERNATIONAL ART VILLAGE (JAPAN) 💫 Theme: 'Live Together with This Land'. The Residence Support Program provides a time and place for artists to experience new encounters and carry out experiments to guide their future projects. Participants should be 40 years or younger, communication in English or Japanese. 💫 Support: - Travel expenses: A one time round trip from your neighboring international airport to AIAV (Economy class air tickets for international flights, domestic flights and/or domestic railway tickets) - Accommodation at AIAV (private room with bath/toilet) - Studio (assignment will be arranged after due deliberation) - Production expense: 200,000 yen - Per diem: 2,800 yen x days of the program Residency Dates: January 08 - March 12, 2020 Deadline: June 30, 2019 Further information see link below # AkiyoshidaiInternationalArtVillage# Paperart#artistinresidence
May 25, 2019
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