The International Association of Art (IAA) Europe is a network of about
40 national member organisations, within Europe, representing professional
It is one of the five cultural regions (Africa, Arab States, Asia and
the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe) of the IAA, the largest international non-governmental
association of visual artists, with over 100 member organisations
worldwide. The IAA supports the international co-operation and exchange
of artists, free from any aesthetic, political or other bias and
aims to improve the economic and social position of artists on national
and international level.
IAA co-operates with UNESCO and co-ordinates its activities with those
of other organisations concerned with the arts and culture. The
IAA issues the identity card for professional artists, which grants
concessions or free entry to many museums worldwide. The IAA issues
the certificate for the customs authorities, which refers a.o. to
the UNESCO's 'Florence Agreement'. This agreement allows artists
in principle to import their works into any signatory states without
Main objectives of IAA Europe are the exchange between artists and organisations
engaged in the fields of art and culture in Europe and beyond, the
discussion and elaboration of artistic matters within Europe as
well as the promotion of the flow of information regarding e.g.
working conditions, social security systems, authors' rights and
free flow of artworks. It aims to make artists' interests known
to European political institutions and their representatives.
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