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 2018 and new Executive Committee

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    IAA Europe's General Assembly 2018 took place on November 23, 2018, in Brussels. The Meeting saw elections of a new IAA Europe President and a new Executive Committee.
    The Executive Committee members for a 3-year term are (as shown on the picture):
    Stelios Panagiotopoulos - Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece (IAA NC Greece)
    Edita Utariene (on the picture: Austėja Mikuckytė-Mateikienė) - Lietuvos Dailininku Sajunga (IAA NC Lithuania)
    Hilde Tørdal - Norske Billedkunstnere NBK (IAA NC Norway)
    Maria Moroz - Związek Polskich Artystów Plastyków ZPAP (IAA NC Poland)
    Andrea Křístek Kozárová, Vice-President - Slovenská výtvarná únia (IAA NC Slovakia)
    Werner Schaub, President - Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste IGBK (IAA NC Germany)
    Teemu Mäki - Suomen Taiteilijaseura (IAA NC Finland)
    Anders Werdelin, Treasurer - Billedkunstnernes Forbund BKF (IAA NC Denmark)
    Pontus Raud (not on the picture) - Konstnärernas Riksorganisation KRO (IAA NC Sweden)

    The Meeting was linked with the symposium "Exhibition Remuneration Right in Europe" on November 22, 2018,organized by the IAA Europe, IGBK, the German collecting society VG Bild-Kunst, and the association European Visual Artists (EVA). Please find further information below.

  • Exhibition Remuneration Right in Europe

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    The issue of exhibition remuneration has been an important topic for artists' associations and initiatives throughout Europe for years. The symposium "Exhibition Remuneration Right in Europe" took place on November 22, 2018, in Brussels. It presented existing guidelines and campaigns; in addition, an exchange took place on national and regional models that have already been successfully put into practice.
    Important goal of the symposium: to make policy and administration aware of the subject of exhibition remuneration at EU level and to draw attention to the "equity gap" that exists in the visual arts.

    Participants received an extensive brochure with inputs from 12 European countries as well as from the USA, Canada and Australia on national/regional regulations and campaigns for exhibition remuneration and exhibition fees. You can download it here (pdf).
    The brochure will shortly be extended by a concise documentation of the symposium as well as by other country stories – stay posted!

    The programme of the symposium is availble here (pdf).


    The symposium was organized by the IAA Europe, IGBK, the German collecting society VG Bild-Kunst, and the association European Visual Artists (EVA). Sabine Verheyen (MEP), Member of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament acted as patroness for the event. Further partners were Culture Action Europe and the German Initiative Ausstellungsvergütung.

  • AIAP/IAA conference ‘La Journee Mondiale de l’Art‘

    Bedri Baykam, President of IAA World, is going to hold a conference at UNESCO in Paris on May 23, 2018 (3.30 to 5 p). Topic of the conference will be the World Art Day, celebrated on April 15.

    Please download the invitation, including further information.

  • IAA Europe is a member of Culture Action Europe

    We are glad to announce that IAA Europe has now become a direct member of Culture Action Europe!

    Culture Action Europe (CAE), based in Brussels, is the largest interdisciplinary forum for the non-governmental cultural sector in Europe. With more than 90 member organisations from both Western and Eastern Europe, CAE represents the interests of artists and cultural workers and acts as a mediator vis-a-vis the European political and administrative bodies.

    On this occasion we would like to highlight CAE’s Reflection Paper “Belonging and Becoming: A cultural response to the White Paper on the Future of Europe and the accompanying reflection papers”, reflecting the voices of over 500 cultural players throughout Europe, in response to the European Commission’s published five scenarios on the future of the European Union.

  • Bedri Baykam at UNESCO's General Conference

    Bedri Baykam, President of IAA International, gave a speech at the 39th UNESCO General Conference in Paris at November 6, 2017:
    IAA is about world wide solidarity amongst artists! “The best way of contributing to peace in this tempestuous era of prejudices (…) and corruption is establishing creative dialogues through art…”!

    Listen to his words at youtube

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