To further the disciplines of art criticism and help to consolidate their methodological foundations. To protect the moral and professional interests of art critics and jointly assert the rights of all members. To ensure permanent liaison among its members by promoting
international meetings. To facilitate and expand international information and exchanges in the field of plastic arts. To contribute to the rapprochement and mutual awareness of cultures. To offer its collaboration to the developing countries.
Priority issues: Defence of the profession; exchange of information; development aid.
International Art Information Office.