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 561 members from 44 different countries.

January 27, 2021
Happy 2000! We thank all of our (now over!) 2,000 followers and each and all of our members @iapma. I (@devidragone ) am closing out my tenure of posting ion IAPMA’s IG account by sharing completely random selections from our member galleries this week. #iapmamembers #paperjoy💕 @hongyun_he @kathyguestpaperworks @eric.gjerde #johngerard #michelgautier @jennie.frederick.studio #kenford @margit_bd_art @utebreitenberger @louisedevrieslentsch
January 26, 2021
Happy 2000! We thank each and every one of our members, and each and every one of our 2,000 followers this January, 2021! #iapmamembers #paperjoy💕 I (@devidragone ) have had the pleasure of posting to Instagram the past couple years for @iapma and am closing out this week by posting wonderful, randomly-chosen, works from our member galleries while our exhibition pages are not over-run. Today #sabineammann @isabelbarbuzza @sandrinebeaudun #valériebuess #loreburger #jeongyunsangimchoe @nicolacoeajournal @brdparker #edwardbabiarz
January 21, 2021
2nd International IAPMA Papermaking Symposium in Rite, 18 Oct 2020 - 31 Jan 2021, Riga, Latvia #ĒrikaMāldere #ĒrikaZutere #IlzeDilāne #NoraRomana and other Artists #iapmamembers The University of Latvia Botanical Garden hosts the paper art exhibition that displays what had been accomplished during the summer symposium - various fiber papers, papyrus, experiments and finished products, as well as a paper lamp collection. The exhibition features 12 artists, and it is open until the end of the January 2021.