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Letter from the President -2020/3:
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Letter from the President -2020/2:
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Letter from the President -2020/1:
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World Art Day has been voted unanimously one of the 'UNESCO International Days' by the Executive Board of UNESCO: read press release [PDF]

Letter from the president for World Art Day 2019: read here

Christmas and New Year’s greetings from the president:
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The 2018 WAD message from the President: read here

Best wishes from the president and the EC: read here


IAA World President Bedri Baykam’s speech at the UNESCO 39th General Conference in Paris on November 6, 2017

Letter from the President -8:
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Letter from the President -7:
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Letter from the President -6:
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Letter from the President -5: about World Art Day (WAD),
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The IAA-World Executive-Commitee celebrates International Women's Day. read more

Press conference about Ashraf Fayadh, 7 December 2015

IAA/AIAP Official Partner of Unesco, World President Bedri Baykam, held a press conference in Istanbul at the Piramid art center about the poet and artist Ashraf Fayadh who had been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia. read more

Letter from the President -4: about World Art Day (WAD),
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Letter from the President -3:
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Ashraf Fayadh

Open letter from the International Association of Art, IAA/AIAP – official partner of UNESCO,
to the World's art community,
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Speech from the president at the regional meeting in Latin-America and the Caribbean in Costa Rica, 19th November 2015, read here [PDF]

Letter from the President about the Paris attacks, November 2015, read here [PDF]

Letter from the President,
October 2015, read here [PDF]


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The International Association of Art, IAA/AIAP, is an NGO (a non-governmental organisation) working in official partnership with UNESCO, with the consultative status, comprising artists belonging essentially to the fields of painting, sculpture, printmakers, and artists practising other forms of creative work in the visual arts. read more

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SOS from Belarus

"Supporting political prisoners and artists is one of the most crucial aspects of our work. To draw attention to these individuals and raise money to help their families, from time to time we organize charity auctions. In October we put up for auction the work by the artist Rufina Bazlova. An embroidered portrait of the artist — political prisoner Ales Pushkin, who is in prison on false charges of rehabilitating Nazism and inciting hostility, became the lot. According to the decision of its new owner, this work of contemporary art will become one of the exhibits of the Free Belarus Museum." Read more through this link.

IGBK, Germany, will organise an online international conference about artists' residencies, 'On AIRISM -challenges and transitions', November 10/11th, 2021. More information and registration through this link.

As every year, the Italian Committee of AIAP IAA organizes an exhibition at the Campana dei Caduti Foundation, Italy. Dedicated to the defense of Human Rights, it will be held from June to October 2021. You will find the registration form with all the instructions through this link.

The Cyprus Chamber of fine arts will organise an international conference about 'Dysfunctionalities in contemporary art | in times of conflict', an Open Call for Speakers. Deadline Paper Submission: 13 February 2021. More information click here [PDF].

An international project, called 'Hello World', is organized by the NGO Transcultural Exchange, that proposes all the artists to submit their artworks to share with everybody. Read more here.

APECH Convoca (IAA Chile) calls for artists for an Arte Postal project, deadline 6 April 2020. Find all details here.

AIAPI IAA/AIAP UNESCO Official Partner opens the selection for the International Contemporary Art Exhibition 'HUMAN RIGHTS? The Future's Shape' #Women CanSaveTheWorld, curated by Roberto Ronca, at the FOUNDATION CAMPANA DEI CADUTI |ROVERETO (TN), from 13th June to 4th October 2020. Participation is free. It's open to all artistic expressions. You can download the regulations and the participation form here [PDF].

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