do we collaborate with UNESCO?
IAA/AIAP, according its origins and its aims, very naturally takes
place into a bringing together frame with the artistic world and
its networks. This helps IAA/AIAP to answer the UNESCO priorities
regarding the protection and the promotion of the cultural expressions
and diversities. The Association collaborates with the Organization
in order to promote its educational ambitions and solidarity through
culture and creativity which are efficient means for an universal
any mobilization of the artists, any initiative in the artistic
field able to reinforce some cohesion inside the societies is
welcome. The Organization proposes several programs allowing,
both in the educational and cultural field, to definite and to
propose activities able to contribute to the development of creativity
in various forms.
corollary of this being, in each country, the respect of the artists’
role, as definited by the UNESCO in its Recommendations on the
status of the artist.
UNESCO programs are able to be accompanied by the IAA/AIAP artists,
whatever being the forms this action takes, like, for instance:
The World Women’s Day, March 8th. Link: http://www.un.org/en/events/womensday
World Water Day, March 22nd. Link: http://www.un.org/en/events/waterday
Arts Education Week, last week of May. Links:
this framework was initiated in 2011, by the Mexican National
Committee, a 'Murals’ program', in collaboration with the
UNESCO schools , spread out to orphans in social difficult situation
who live in studios for children, as well as to private schools.
Today, several countries of Latin America do participate to this
The World Day for the Cultural Diversity, Dialogue and Development,
May 21st. Links:
Nations Program for the dialogue and the development, 2001: http://www.un.org/en/events/culturaldiversityday
on the protection and the promotion of cultural expressions, 2005:
Environment Day, June 5th.
International Day of Peace, September 21st.
Human Rights Day, December 10th.
The Artist’s Condition
the end of 2012 IAA/AIAP launched – in the framework of
the World Observatory on the Condition of the Artist – a
new questionnaire about: 'Professional artist today'.
an enquiry about the artist and the freedom of expression, the
result of those enquiries being expected for the end of 2013.
1980, IAA/AIAP already submitted to UNESCO a serial of recommendations
which were voted during the Belgrade Conference. More than twenty
years after, given the economic and financial crisis, it is time
to have new analysis on the artists’ situation.
questionnaires are available in the National Committees.
inter-governmental programs can be opportunities to organize exchanges
and confrontations too: 2012 France-South Africa Season. (See
Newsletters N° 1 and N° 2), exchanges
between China and South Africa in 2012.
The Bienale of Drawing Tilsen (Czech Republic) takes place in
Autumn every year: firstname.lastname@example.org
'Cultitudes' concept was initiated in Sweden in 2012, and is going
to be applied worldwide in 2013 and after. This concept aims to
increase cooperation in latitudes and longitudes, through new
technologies, with artists, art projects, Institutions, and creative
industries. Cf: http://www.facebook.co/NorthCultitude6263?ref=h
The World Art Day: see next chapter
Exchanges of artists and works, through exhibitions for instance,
or conferences and debates, are organized regularly by the National
Committees with artists coming from a same continent : The Baltic
Sea. Northern Europe, in 2012. South Africa welcomed several exhibitions
dedicated to Chinese Art in 2012 as well as African artists from
Working groups about different topics:
The most varying initiatives, coming from the artists’ community,
were listed by Unesco after receiving the quadriennal periodic
reports, under the title 'A selection of innovating examples'.
Those actions for the civil society take place as well through
the measures and the cultural policies decided in collaboration
with the governments, Unesco, and the artists, than through activities
for sensitive areas, the international cooperation, the particular
help to bring to no industrialized countries, the integration
of cultural and artistic policies in the sustainable development,
and the involvement of the civil society.
those examples are available on the link:
Every National Committee is free to present its own project in
order to make concrete the UNESCO Conventions.