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 to promote paper and handmade paper 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 Bulletin 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 sample papers 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 575 members from 45 different countries.

August 03, 2021
I'm so proud of that my artwork Le Grand Bleu-The Horizon will be presented in Japan at the International Paper Forum held in Toyota City during IAPMA Paper Art Exhibition “APPROACH” : Create The Bright Future Through Paper. 7th September to 17th October 2021 at https://www.mingeikan.toyota.aichi.jp/ Le Grand Bleu by Valentin Bakardjiev
August 03, 2021
Summer-Exhibition 2021 - GERMANY GBK Straubing Event Dates: Aug 13 - Aug 23, 2021 Artists: Tanja Major and other Artists Opening Hours: Daily 10 am - 17 pm Location: Rittersaal des Herzogsschloßes Schlossplatz 2b, 94315 Straubing More Information: The 'Summer - Exhibition 2021' of the community of visual artists Straubig GBK is in the tradition of the twice-yearly presentation of members' artworks. It provides an overview of current topics, motifs and fields of work and thus an insight into developments and trends of artists from the regional art scene. Among them new impressions from mushrooms: 'handmade Mushroom Paper' by Tanja Major. Further information: www.tanja-major.de Summer-Exhibition 2021 GBK Straubing - Invitation Summer-Exhibition 2021 GBK Straubing - Invitation #paperexhibitions #iapmamember #paperart #paper #iapma #summerexhibition
August 03, 2021
REGISTRATION is now open for the 26th IAPMA Congress Virtual Saturdays: Sept. 18th & 25th and Oct. 2nd, 2021 LIVE from Toyota City, JAPAN: Oct. 7th - 10th FREE to ALL IAPMA members Non- members are asked for a donation REGISTER FOR THE CONGRESS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iapma-congress-approach-tickets-161159377035