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'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 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 557 members from 43 different countries.

January 20, 2021
11th 'From Lausanne To Beijing' Fiber Art Biennale, 15 Jan - 21 Feb 2021, Haidian District Beijing @aideebernard #helenetschacher @gerdaritzmann #wilhelmschramm #BaraLehmann-Schulz @elsvanbaarle @visavis_papierkunst @erica_spitzer_rasmussen @brendgens @eszterbornemisza and other Artists A Virtual Exhibition Exploring the Symbiosis of Fiber Art and the Zeitgeist. The exhibition is jointly hosted by the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University and the China National Arts and Crafts Society. Over 300 works of fiber art by artists from five continents are featured in this Biennale. #iapmamembers #fiberarts #paperarts #handpapermaking #paperjoy💕
January 19, 2021
ART ABOUT SHOES - Von Schnabelschuh bis Sneaker, 17 Jan - 24 May 2021, Oberhausen, Germany @brendgens #anitabrendgens #iapmamember #paperartexhibition #paperart #handpapermaking #paperjoy💕 Remember - For the future! The image of shoe mountains in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp gave the artist the first impetus for her work, but the installation also intends reminding of the many people who are loosing their lives nowadays on their escape route in the Mediterranean sea on their way to Europe.
January 13, 2021
2021 Jacqueline Mallegni - Kitchen Table Fiber Sculpture 20 Jan - 24 Mar 2021 Workshop details Bring fiber sculpture into your life with my new online workshop. Learn how to use flax roving to make beautiful fiber paper that can be transformed into almost any shape. You can also create 2D collage wall art. The possibilities are endless. 2021 Winter Schedule: January 20, register by January 10 March 24, register by March 14 #jacquelinemallegni -IAPMA/Galleries & Events/Workshops