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 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 two Bulletins and four 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 460 members from 42 different countries.

June 19, 2018
IAPMA president @nicole.donnelly.art went to #china to discuss strategies for the planned #shanghaibiennial of #paperart in 2019. Scroll through to see the #museum #maquette ! #siva #shanghaiinstituteofvisualarts #fengxiandistrict #shanghai @ Fengxian, Shanghai, China
June 19, 2018
'On June 12, 2018 “Paper is still Fengxian” Shanghai International Paper Art Symposium was held in the conference room on the third floor of Fengxian District Library. The event was jointly organized by Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Film and Television of Fengxian District, Shanghai Institute of Fashion Design and IAPMA World Paper Arts Federation. The event uses [...] local paper art as a medium [...] to further expand the international space of Fengxian's local "culture of gratitude". At the same time, it will explore the status quo and development trend of world paper art, in preparation for the next year's “Paper is still FengXian” Shanghai International Paper Art Biennial.' https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/_PN3fVL4Na-32F7_wSRmqg
June 03, 2018
An amazing day of #paperart & #print !! We begin at #pacepaper with Ruth Lingen demonstrating "cookie cutter" registration, #paperartwork by @leonardodrewstudio . Next we move to @dieudonnepaper for an artist talk, tour of the studios, work by #dohosuh , and demonstration by Tatiana Ginsberg. Finally we arrive to @ipcny for the PAPER / PRINT exhibition with guided tour from #curators Susan Gosin & Mina Takahashi. Artworks by Alan Shields, Richard Tuttle, and so many more. Thank you everyone, especially @theprintcenter for organizing! @tsgpaper