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.

News

  • ‘Exhibition Remuneration Right‘ - symposium in Brussels

    Exhibition Remuneration_Logo

    IAA Europe, IGBK, the German collecting society VG Bild-Kunst, and the association European Visual Artists (EVA) are organizing a European symposium on ‘Exhibition Remuneration Right‘ on November 22, 2018 in Brussels.
    Sabine Verheyen (MEP), Member of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament will act as patroness for the event. Further partners are Culture Action Europe and the German Initiative Ausstellungsvergütung.

    The issue of exhibition remuneration has been an important topic for artists' associations throughout Europe for years. The symposium will present existing guidelines and campaigns. In addition, an exchange shall take place on national and regional models that have already been successfully put into practice (e.g. the MU Agreement in Sweden or the so-called 'Berlin Model').
    It is also an 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.

    The programme is availble here (pdf).
    Please register until November 16, 2018, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    A broschure, collecting information on models, initiatives, and campaigns thoughout Europe and beyond will be prepared and will shortly be ready for download from here.

    The IAA Europe Executive Committee calls for good practice examples of exhibition remuneration!
    The organisers of the symposium are aware of a variety of examples in Europe and beyond (e.g. the MU Agreement in Sweden, the Exhibition Payment Guide in the UK, the National Gallery of Canada Agreement or the National Pilot Program on Exhibition Remuneration in Norway etc.). But the programme as well as the broschure will offer space for presentations of other initiatives, be it local, regional, or national. Artists, artists’ initiatives and organizations are therefore asked to bring in further models, campaigns and current discussions on the topic. Please get in contact with the IAA Europe office by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

     
  • 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

     
  • General Assembly 2017 in Dublin

    The annual General Meeting 2017 took place in Dublin from September 14 to 16, 2017, hosted by Visual Artists Ireland (VAI). It was linked with VAI‘s Get Together 2017 – Ireland’s National Day for Visual Artists and the delegates also had the opportunity to visit some art places in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    Invitation letter and programme

    13th General Assembly_Agenda

    National reports of the National Committees

    Welcome to Dublin!