IAA aims to stimulate international cultural cooperation, free from any aesthetic, political or other bias, among the artists of all countries; to improve the economic and social position of artists at the national and international levels; and to defend their material and moral rights.
IAA is instrumental in facilitating the exchange of artists and ideas as it relates to fine arts; organizes regional meetings pertaining to the status of the artists as well as, inter alia, meetings and conferences related to art activities; sponsors workshops, art contests, exhibitions on paintings, sculpture and poetry.
Main areas: Professional Development Programme; Internships; Education; Public Service Advertising; Value of Advertising Campaigns; Economic Impact Studies; Consumer Attitude Studies. Organizes: world congresses (every 2 years); international symposia. Local chapters organize frequent conferences, seminars and workshops on selected topics.