The International Association of Art (IAA) Europe is a network of about 40 national member organisations within Europe, representing professional visual artists.

It is one of the five cultural regions (Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe) of the International Association of Art (IAA), the largest international non-governmental association of visual artists, with more than 100 member organisations worldwide. The IAA supports international cooperation and artistic exchange, free from any aesthetic, political or other bias and aims to improve the economic and social position of artists on national and international level.


  • General Assembly 2017 in Dublin

    The annual General Meeting 2017 will take place in Dublin, Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland from September 14 to 16, 2017, hosted by Visual Artists Ireland. It will be linked with VAI‘s Get Together 2017 – Ireland’s National Day for Visual Artists and the delegates will also have the opportunity to join a visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    Schedule overview
    Sep 14, 2017: 13th General Assembly of IAA/AIAP Europe – VAI Offices
    Sep 15, 2017: Get Together 2017 Ireland’s National Day for Visual Artists – Theme: The Freedom to Work – The Irish Museum of Modern Art
    Sep 16, 2017: Optional trip to Belfast to visit Peace Walls and tour of the Troubles in Belfast

    Invitation letter and programme

    Deadline for official registration for all events is August 14, 2017 (registration also includes the optional events taking place). Registration is possible via VAI’s online system

  • IAA Europe Executive Committee meeting in Berlin

    On June 16, 2017 the Executive Committee of IAA Europe met in Berlin. Points of discussion were IAA Europe’s General Assembly 2017, which will take place in September in Dublin. The director of the host Visual Artists Ireland Noel Kelly was present at the meeting.

    Also planned activities for the year 2018 were addressed: Among other things a remake of the IGBK project Art Swap Europe (2008), a forum for the presentation of and exchange amongst artist-run exhibition initiatives in Europe. The remake will tackle the question what kind of developments such places have experienced within the last ten years.

  • Workshop ‘Social security and artists’ mobility in Europe’

    What are the obstacles faced by mobile artists working in Europe across countries with regard to social security insurance issues? And to what extent did the information systems for freelance artists in Europe improve over the last years?

    These questions have been discussed in November 2016 at the Berliner Haus der Kulturverbände. National Committees of the International Association of Art (IAA) Europe, service points, European networks, social security organisations, the EU Commission, the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and further experts were present. A second part of the event focused on the exchange of current questions with regard to social security systems for visual artists on the national level.

    IGBK published a documentation of the workshop. Please find it here: Social Security and Mobility - workshop documentation.pdf.

  • New IAA Europe Website launched

    We are happy to announce the relaunch of IAA Europe's website. If you think any information of your National Committee is missing or not updated please contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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