The congress takes place from September 17, 2020 until September 23, 2020.
At the 2020 Congress, APPROACH, we are asked to come near and draw closer to the essence of paper, of washi, and of paper art. It is only by APPROACHing paper and paper art, that we as artists can engage in deep conversation with paper as an artistic medium. As we listen more closely to paper and to paper pulp, we understand what we can ask paper to do, how paper is willing to transform, and how the paper is willing to accept the artist’s mark. An APPROACH can be artistic, experimental, or based in research and long study. Through all of these methods, we will APPROACH the true essence of paper in Toyota City, Japan, in partnership with PAPER TOYOTA 2020 Executive Committee, Toyota-shi Obara Paper Art Museum Washi no Furusato, Toyota Obara Washi Kougei Association from September 17 – 23, 2020.
REGISTRATION (Congress, Hotel, Post-congress Tour):
Registration for the Congress and Post-congress Tour is FULL.
To be added to the waiting list, please see attachments below OR contact JTB directly:firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATION SITE: https://amarys-jtb.jp/papertoyota2020/
Congress Fee 20,000 ¥ / ~165 EUR / 186 USD (maximum 100 participants)
Hotel - 10% booking discounts through 14 March.
Post Congress Tour 95,000 ¥ / ~800 EUR (maximum 40 participants)
Call for LECTURES, PANELS, & DEMONSTRATIONS
Deadline: 31 January 2020
The form is attached below, or go to: https://form.jotform.com/92994954256172
MEMBER EXHIBITION- Call for PAPER ARTWORKS
Deadline: 15 February 2020
The form is attached below, or go to: https://form.jotform.com/93318587657170
A rough SCHEDULE OF EVENTS is attached below.
The main venue for the Congress is the Toyota City Hall Nohgakudo within TOYOTA SANGOHKAN, a special hall for Japanese traditional performing arts. Exhibitions of paper artworks will also be held at four venues within the city including the Toyota City Folk Craft Museum and Gallery in the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art.
Our gala dinner and other events will be held at the Toyota City Obara Paper Art Museum Washi no Furusato, along with an exhibition of Obara Washi paper - a traditional paper which has been produced among the people living in the mountain villages around Toyota City since ancient times. There will be networking meetings between Congress participants and local residents and artists, performances of traditional performing arts that have been passed down in Obara, and much more. These events will offer the participants opportunities to experience the atmosphere of an authentic rural town in Japan with a unique lifestyle that cannot be found anywhere else.
The POST CONGRESS TOUR (Sept 23 - 26) is a 4-day, 3-night trip visiting Mino washi no sato, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Echizen washi no sato, with plans for activities to experience and gain insights into Japanese culture.
Cost: 95,000 ¥ / ~800 EUR
Capacity: minimum 20; maximum 40 participants
Come and visit Japan for many experiences and opportunities to meet, discover and interact with people from different paper fields at this exceptional opportunity!
The location of the Congress is the central area of Toyota city and Obara in the mountainous surroundings of Toyota City, Japan.
Travel and accommodation information will be available in December 2019.
Links to find out more about our venues and trip:
PAPER TOYOTA 2020: http://papertoyota2020.jp/
Toyota Nohgakudo: http://www.sangohkan.co.jp/nohgakudo.html
Toyota City Obara Paper Art Museum Washi no Furusato: http://www.washinofurusato.jp/
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art: https://www.museum.toyota.aichi.jp/en
Toyota City Folk Craft Museum: https://www.mingeikan.toyota.aichi.jp/eng.html
PAPER TOYOTA 2020 Executive Committee, Toyota City Obara Paper Art Museum Washi no Furusato, and Toyota Obara Washi Kougei Association.
The Congress will be held jointly with PAPER TOYOTA 2020, an international paper forum hosted by Toyota City in September-November 2020.
The congress took place from May 16, 2018 until May 20, 2018.
PAPER: CONSCIENCE & CONSCIOUSNESS
16 May - 20 May 2018
Pulling from the title of Bulgarian-born writer Elias Cannetti's The Conscience of Words, a collection of essays that followed Crowds and Power, IAPMA looks at the conscience and consciousness of paper in the 21st century, its place in a contemporary, globally connected society and ever-increasing technological world. What are the ethical and moral implications of paper – as a record or document, as a social contract, as an art form, as a craft? What is the power of paper, and what is its weakness? How is the role of paper changing as we progress towards complete digital communication? What is paper's role as we strive for a more conscious, equal, and aware global society? How can we,
as citizens of the world, use paper to affect positive change, social change, environmental change, and technological advances?
Join us for 4 days of presentations, demonstrations, and exhibitions exploring the conscience and consciousness of paper art in beautiful Sofia, Bulgaria.
Please mark the dates on your calendar: 16 May - 20 May 2018.
Post-Congress: 21 May - 28 May (**the tour is officially running**)
In addition, IAPMA will experience the Sofia Night of the Museums on 19 May, when more than 20,000 visitors come to Sofia to experience its art!
DEADLINE to REGISTER: 15 April 2018
The city of Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria, located in the western half of the country. Sofia is the hometown for many major universities and world-renowned cultural institutions, museums, and galleries. It has many historic attractions, and a very high walkability rating. Sofia has a rich history owing to its continuous habitation since 7000 BCE, from the ancient Thracian culture, to the Bulgarian Empire which spread from Asia, to the contemporary culture of today. In 2018 it will be one of the cultural seats of the EU, and uniquely positioned to host the IAPMA congress.
About AMATERAS and SPAF: These incredible exhibitions which take over the city of Sofia for the month of May also coincide with the Night of the Museums, when Sofia attracts over 30,000 visitors to its major cultural institutions in a single evening.
IAPMA's 2018 Congress is planned for Sofia, Bulgaria, hosted by member Daniela Todorova and Todor Todorov, in conjunction with AMATERAS and the Sofia Paper Art Fest in May 2018.
EXHIBTION FORMS can be found under "Announcements".
The congress took place from September 12, 2016 until September 16, 2016.
IAPMA is very excited to announce our first Congress in South America in Brazil!
Under the theme Nature, Diversity, & the Art of Paper, IAPMA members will convene in the capital city of Brasilia, 12 -16 September 2016, to participate in presentations, demonstrations, and exhibitions of paper art in this uniquely inspiring location. Hosted by member Dr. Therese Hofmann of the Universidade de Brasília, we will gather at the Cultural Centre Bank of Brazil to have an inspiring set of presentations and exhibitions of paper art in their galleries, as well as a Post-Congress Tour.
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet many new papermakers and paper artists from Brazil as well as other countries in South America, and to experience the unique papers and traditions of this part of the world. We hope you will join us in Brazil!
Visit the Congress website for up to date information about TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATIONS, CONGRESS FEE, and CALLS for ENTRY: http://iapma2016.com
Post-Congress Tour to Sao Paulo, September 16 - 19.
Brasilia is the captial city and seat of government of Brazil. Located in the Central Highlands, it was inaugurated in 1960 to serve as the new national capital, moving it from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location.
Brasília is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its modernist architecture and uniquely artistic urban planning which attracts architecture aficionados worldwide. Portuguese is the official language, but Spanish and English are also widely spoken. Brasilia has a population of roughly 2.5 million people and is an important transportation hub as well.
Universidade de Brasilia is a world-renowned research institution of 40,000 students.
Brasilia is considered a tropical savana, with a rainy season (October - April) and a dry season (May - September). In the dry season, there is very little rainfall and almost no mosquitoes.
September is springtime in Brasilia, with an average daily high temperature at 28C/83F degrees, and an average low at 16C/60F.
Travel to Brazil
Brazil requires a Tourist Visa in addition to passport for visitors from the following countries:
Please check with your country’s consular office for up to date information.
Or look up other travel details: http://wikitravel.org/en/Brasilia
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The Post Congress Tour took place from September 14th until 18th.
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Mr. Lee Chang-Bok, president of Hanji institute and team
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Fore more information visit http://www.iapmacongress2009.com.au/.
Creative Paper Tasmania
PO Box 973
Tasmania Australia 7320
Michelle Green - Business Manager, Creative Paper Tasmania
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Österreichisches Papiermuseum Steyrermühl
For more information visit www.papiermuseum.at
Joachim Tschacher and Team
Helene Tschacher, Eva Juras, Hubert Böckle, Susanne Zehnder
The congress took place from January 01, 2005 until January 01, 2005.
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The Banff Centre for the Arts
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Jeonju Congress Center
Mr. JIN Dong-Kyu