Congresses

Organizing committees for the meetings in different countries have typically provided insight into their local paper history. Trips to paper mills, artists' studios, paper factories and museums are arranged as well as a series of workshops and lectures. During a congress members have the opportunity to share their own knowledge of papermaking through demonstrations, workshops, slide shows and panel discussions on all aspects of paper and paper art. They may also exhibit, trade, or sell their own work depending on the particular congress program for that year. The annual meetings are international affairs with representatives attending from all over the world. The diversity in cultures adds to the excitement and pleasure the participants of the congresses experience.

27. IAPMA Congress in Dresden

Germany

2023

Event Dates

The congress takes place from September 12, 2023 until September 16, 2023.

Description

PAPER ALIVE! Paper Art International

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 verymuch ALIVE – malleable, enduring, and even assertive – , and it is precisely these characteristics that we highlight during the 2023 IAPMA Congress in Dresden, PAPER ALIVE!
Several congress events such as the opening and closing ceremonies, exhibitions, and some workshops will be STREAMED LIVE via Zoom, Youtube and Social Media.


REGISTRATION FOR THE CONGRESS

Please register through this link:

https://www.eventbrite.de/e/iapma-congress-2023-paper-alive-paper-art-international-registration-475630442457

You can find a TUTORIAL HOW TO REGISTER in the PDF below.

  • Congress fee includes access to all lectures, demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions, a boat tour, public transport ticket, and ground transportation directly related to Congress events. (Cost of the Congress Dinner is not included.)
  • Accompanying Person (non-participant) fee includes access to a boat tour, public transport ticket, and ground transportation ONLY. It does not include access to lectures, demonstrations, and other non-public or limited capacity events of the Congress. (Cost of the Congress Dinner is not included.)
  • The Paper Market fee is paid to reserve a table and chair(s) to sell your products for one afternoon during the Congress. Items for sale should be Handmade Paper- / Paper Art- / Book Art related. The papermarket will be open for 2 days (afternoons).
  • The Congress Dinner takes place the evening of September 16, 2023, and is the closing event of the Congress. Bus transportation will be provided between hotels and the dinner venue.

POST CONGRESS TOUR

A Post Congress Tour is planned for September 17 - 21, 2023, making stops at cultural landmarks and paper-related venues in Leipzig, Potsdam, and Berlin, before returning to Dresden. Registration will be handled through a tourism agency. More information will be shared on the IAPMA website as soon as available. Please indicate your interest in joining the tour on the registration form. Minimum participants is 30 people; maximum is 60. Estimated price is between 1000 - 1500 Euro. You can find the POST CONGRESS TOUR 2023 TENTATIVE PROGRAMME below.

POST CONGRESS WORKSHOP
A Post Congress Workshop is planned by Congress Keynote Speaker Guy Lougashi in Berlin, Germany. Registration will be handled directly by the artist: https://lougashi.com . More information will be shared on this page as soon as available.

HOTEL BOOKINGS
IAPMA has blocked hotel rooms for IAPMA Congress participants and accompanying persons in Dresden. Please make your hotel bookings by yourself at the hotels listed in the HOTEL LIST which you can find below.

OPEN CALLS
Open Call for Lectures, Demonstrations, Workshops, Panels - link and PDF below:
https://form.jotform.com/221995792994075
Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2023

Open Call for Artworks - link and PDF below:
https://form.jotform.com/221996239827168
Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2023

Location

GERMANY, DRESDEN

The venue for lectures and workshops of the IAPMA Congress 2023 will be the Dresden University of Fine Arts (Hochschule für Bildende Künste) www.hfbk-dresden.de .
One of the key congress exhibitions is planned to be held at the Museum of Decorative Arts (Kunstgewerbemuseum) www.kunstgewerbemuseum.skd with its Design Campus www.designcampus.org . The museum is located at Pillnitz Palace & Park, a beautifully restored Baroque-Chinoiserie ensemble on the bank of River Elbe. A venue for further congress activities will be the Graphic Workshop (Grafikwerkstatt) www.grafikwerkstattdresden.de , and the Dresden City Museum www.stadtmuseum-dresden.de in the 'Country House' www.museen-dresden.de.
More venues will follow.

Dresden tourist information:
www.visit-dresden.de

Dresden International Airport:
www.mdf-ag.com

Convenor

IAPMA's Congress 2023 is planned and hosted by IAPMA President Fides Linien in conjunction with the Dresden University of Fine Arts as Convenors.

The congress will be organized with support of the city of Dresden through Dresden Convention Service www.dresden-convention.com .

Contact:
Congress Co-Convenor, Fides Linien president@iapma.info 
Congress Coordinator, Nicole Donnelly congress@iapma.info

26. IAPMA Congress in Toyota

Japan

2021

Event Dates

The congress took place from October 07, 2021 until October 10, 2021.

Description

APPROACH: Create A Bright Future Through Paper

New Congress dates
:

Virtual SATURDAYS: September 18, 25, & October 2, 2021

LIVE from Toyota, Japan: October 7 - 10, 2021

In a series of online lectures and demonstrations, the IAPMA Congress will explore the essence of paper and contemporary paper art through the lens of change and future orientation. Organized into three thematic days -- Community, Art & Adaptation, and Global Approach to Craft -- online presenters will explore paper art as a means of community building and resilience, reveal personal explorations and adaptations with the medium of paper and paper pulp, and share culturally diverse experiences of the craft and art of handmade paper today.

While it is not possible to participate in person at the Paper Toyota festival in Toyota, Japan, events such as the opening and closing ceremonies, member exhibitions, and some workshops will be LIVE broadcast via Zoom and Facebook during October 7-10.


REGISTRATION (Virtual Congress Events):
All Congress events are FREE to members.

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iapma-congress-approach-tickets-161159377035

Download the PROGRAM BOOK below (PDF).

PAPER TOYOTA 2020 festival websitehttp://papertoyota2020.jp/

Location

JAPAN
The location of the Congress is the central area of Toyota city and Obara in the mountainous surroundings of Toyota City, Japan.


Links to find out more:
Toyota City Obara Paper Art Museum Washi no Furusato: http://www.washinofurusato.jp/
Toyota City Folk Craft Museum: https://www.mingeikan.toyota.aichi.jp/eng.html

Convenor

PAPER TOYOTA 2020 Executive Committee, Toyota City Obara Paper Art Museum Washi no Furusato, and Toyota Obara Washi Kougei Association.

The Congress will be held jointly with PAPER TOYOTA 2020, an international paper forum hosted by Toyota City in September-November 2021.

25. IAPMA Congress in Sofia

Bulgaria

2018

Event Dates

The congress took place from May 16, 2018 until May 20, 2018.

Description

PAPER: CONSCIENCE & CONSCIOUSNESS
16 May - 20 May 2018

Pulling from the title of Bulgarian-born writer Elias Cannetti's The Conscience of Words, a collection of essays that followed Crowds and Power, IAPMA looks at the conscience and consciousness of paper in the 21st century, its place in a contemporary, globally connected society and ever-increasing technological world. What are the ethical and moral implications of paper – as a record or document, as a social contract, as an art form, as a craft? What is the power of paper, and what is its weakness? How is the role of paper changing as we progress towards complete digital communication? What is paper's role as we strive for a more conscious, equal, and aware global society? How can we,
as citizens of the world, use paper to affect positive change, social change, environmental change, and technological advances?

Join us for 4 days of presentations, demonstrations, and exhibitions exploring the conscience and consciousness of paper art in beautiful Sofia, Bulgaria.

Please mark the dates on your calendar: 16 May - 20 May 2018.
Post-Congress: 21 May - 28 May (**the tour is officially running**)

In addition, IAPMA will experience the Sofia Night of the Museums on 19 May, when more than 20,000 visitors come to Sofia to experience its art! 

DEADLINE to REGISTER: 15 April 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9UhAjTQ9es&app=desktop
https://vimeo.com/200206364

Location

The city of Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria, located in the western half of the country. Sofia is the hometown for many major universities and world-renowned cultural institutions, museums, and galleries. It has many historic attractions, and a very high walkability rating. Sofia has a rich history owing to its continuous habitation since 7000 BCE, from the ancient Thracian culture, to the Bulgarian Empire which spread from Asia, to the contemporary culture of today. In 2018 it will be one of the cultural seats of the EU, and uniquely positioned to host the IAPMA congress.

Convenor

About AMATERAS and SPAF: These incredible exhibitions which take over the city of Sofia for the month of May also coincide with the Night of the Museums, when Sofia attracts over 30,000 visitors to its major cultural institutions in a single evening.

IAPMA's 2018 Congress is planned for Sofia, Bulgaria, hosted by member Daniela Todorova and Todor Todorov, in conjunction with AMATERAS and the Sofia Paper Art Fest in May 2018.

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EXHIBTION FORMS can be found under "Announcements".
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24. IAPMA Congress in Brasilia

Brazil

2016

Event Dates

The congress took place from September 12, 2016 until September 16, 2016.

Description

IAPMA is very excited to announce our first Congress in South America in Brazil!

Under the theme Nature, Diversity, & the Art of Paper, IAPMA members will convene in the capital city of Brasilia, 12 -16 September 2016, to participate in presentations, demonstrations, and exhibitions of paper art in this uniquely inspiring location. Hosted by member Dr. Therese Hofmann of the Universidade de Brasília, we will gather at the Cultural Centre Bank of Brazil to have an inspiring set of presentations and exhibitions of paper art in their galleries, as well as a Post-Congress Tour.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet many new papermakers and paper artists from Brazil as well as other countries in South America, and to experience the unique papers and traditions of this part of the world. We hope you will join us in Brazil!

Visit the Congress website for up to date information about TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATIONS, CONGRESS FEE, and CALLS for ENTRY: http://iapma2016.com

Post-Congress Tour to Sao Paulo, September 16 - 19.

Location

Brasilia is the captial city and seat of government of Brazil. Located in the Central Highlands, it was inaugurated in 1960 to serve as the new national capital, moving it from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location.
Brasília is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its modernist architecture and uniquely artistic urban planning which attracts architecture aficionados worldwide. Portuguese is the official language, but Spanish and English are also widely spoken. Brasilia has a population of roughly 2.5 million people and is an important transportation hub as well.

Universidade de Brasilia is a world-renowned research institution of 40,000 students.
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Climate
Brasilia is considered a tropical savana, with a rainy season (October - April) and a dry season (May - September). In the dry season, there is very little rainfall and almost no mosquitoes.
September is springtime in Brasilia, with an average daily high temperature at 28C/83F degrees, and an average low at 16C/60F.


Travel to Brazil
Brazil requires a Tourist Visa in addition to passport for visitors from the following countries:
          Australia
          Canada
          China
          Cuba
           India
           Japan
          Nepal
          United States
          Zimbabwe
Please check with your country’s consular office for up to date information.
Or look up other travel details: http://wikitravel.org/en/Brasilia

Convenor

Dr. Therese Hofmann
at Universidade de Brasília
Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro

Or visit the University Artisanal Paper website: http://lemepapelartesanal.wordpress.com/

23. IAPMA Congress 2014 in Fabriano

Italy

2014

Event Dates

The congress took place from July 02, 2014 until July 06, 2014.

Description

Home to a rich history in papermaking that spans 800 continuous years, it is an ideal site for a collegial, memorable and inspiring Congress in 2014.The staff of the Museum, led by Director, Giorgio Pellegrini, have worked for years to develop the Museo della Carta e della Filigrana as a centre for learning on many levels – for scholars, for practitioners and for young papermakers of the future. 

Location

Fabriano is a beautiful city to visit, nestled in the Appenines.  The city prides itself on its welcoming hospitality, with typical cuisine and wines of the extraordinary Marche region where it is located.  Close to Assisi and Urbino, great artistic centres; near to Monte Conero which rises from the Adriatic; with easy access to natural wonders such as gorges and caves; Fabriano promises not only immersion in a  historic papermaking city but much to enjoy just outside the city limits as well.

Convenor

Please take a virtual tour of the Museum by following this link:
http://www.museodellacarta.com
http://www.viamar.org/tourmuseocarta/start.html

22. IAPMA Congress and Joint Meeting with FDH in Cleveland

United States

2012

Event Dates

The congress took place from October 10, 2012 until October 15, 2012.

Location

Morgan Conservatory

21. IAPMA Congress in Wonju

Korea

2010

Event Dates

The congress took place from September 08, 2010 until September 14, 2010.

Description

The Post Congress Tour took place from September 14th until 18th.

Location

The congress has been held at the Hanji Theme Park in Wonju. Wonju is a one to one and a half hours by bus from Seoul.

Convenor

Mr. Lee Chang-Bok, president of Hanji institute and team

20. IAPMA Congress in Burnie

Australia

2009

Event Dates

The congress took place from March 26, 2009 until March 30, 2009.

Description

Fore more information visit http://www.iapmacongress2009.com.au/.

Location

Creative Paper Tasmania
PO Box 973
Burnie
Tasmania Australia 7320

Convenor

Michelle Green - Business Manager, Creative Paper Tasmania
manager@creativepapertas.com.au

Michelle Wubbolts
manager@creativepapertas.com.au

19. IAPMA Congress in Oxford

United Kingdom

2007

Event Dates

The congress took place from August 30, 2007 until September 03, 2007.

Location

Wadham College

Convenor

Hilary Sussum

18. IAPMA Congress in Steyrermühl

Austria

2006

Event Dates

The congress took place from August 03, 2006 until August 09, 2006.

Location

Österreichisches Papiermuseum Steyrermühl
For more information visit www.papiermuseum.at

Convenor

Joachim Tschacher and Team
Helene Tschacher, Eva Juras, Hubert Böckle, Susanne Zehnder

17. IAPMA Congress in Banff, Alberta

Canada

2005

Event Dates

The congress took place from January 01, 2005 until January 01, 2005.

Description

The 2005 Congress took place in Banff, Alberta, Canada, in the heart of the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Although surrounded by wilderness, and some of the world's most beautiful scenery, Banff is a thriving town with all amenities. The Banff Centre, with up-to-date conference facilities and meeting rooms, is also an artists' retreat, and has a fully equipped paper studio. Best of all, the well-appointed accommodation was only a few steps from all the Congress activities.

Location

The Banff Centre for the Arts
http://www.banffcentre.ca/

Convenor

Elizabeth Crammond
ecrammond@look.ca

16. IAPMA Congress in Jeonju

Korea

2004

Event Dates

The congress took place from May 03, 2004 until May 08, 2004.

Description

Pan Asia Paper Museum, Jeonju: www.papermuseum.co.kr
Jeonju City: www.jeonju.go.kr
Korean National Tourism Organization: www.visitkorea.or.kr

Location

Jeonju Congress Center

Convenor

Mr. JIN Dong-Kyu

15. IAPMA Congress in Geneva

Switzerland

2003

Event Dates

The congress took place from August 04, 2003 until August 08, 2003.

Location

Collège et Ecole de Commerce André-Chavanne, Geneva
www.edu.ge.ch/po/chavanne

Convenor

Elisabeth Jobin
elisa.jobin@bluewin.ch

14. IAPMA Congress in Chicago, Illinois

United States

2002

Event Dates

The congress took place from August 01, 2002 until August 05, 2002.

Location

Columbia College Chicago, Center for the Book & Paper Arts
www.bookandpaper.org 

Convenor

Bill Drendel
bookandpaper@colum.edu

13. IAPMA Congress in Duszniki Zdrój

Poland

2001

Event Dates

The congress took place from August 02, 2001 until August 08, 2001.

Location

Muzeum Papiernictwa Duszniki Zdrój (Southern Poland, near Wroclaw) 
biuro@muzpap.pl
www.muzpap.pl

Convenor

Joachim Tschacher

12. IAPMA Congress in Sarteano

Italy

2000

Event Dates

The congress took place from July 29, 2000 until August 05, 2000.

Location

Abbazia di Spineto, Sarteano

Convenor

Luciano Pandiani and Marilisa Cuccia
pandianiuno@alice.it