Since many years, the Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK) issues the IAA International Identity Card for professional visual artists (residing in Germany).
It includes ticket price reductions or free admission to many art museums and numerous galleries – in Germany as well as worldwide. The identity card is valid for two years.
All organized and non-organized visual artists (no students) can apply for the identity card. We need the following information:
- A verification of your professional artistic activity. You can for example send us your CV or refer to your website to give us a short overview about your last year's exhibitions.
- Alternative to that, if you are a member of either BBK (not bbk berlin), Deutscher Künstlerbund or GEDOK (only the section "visual arts"), send us a copy of your membership card.
- Furthermore we need a photo and your permanent address in Germany to send you the card.
After having checked your request briefly, we will send you our banking account numbers. You should then transfer the administrative charge of 35,– Euro or the reduced amount of 10,– for BBK, Deutscher Künstlerbund or GEDOK members. We will send you the card by postal mail, please note that it usually cannot be picked up in our offices.
You can send us all information via mail or e-mail
Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK)
+49 30 23 45 76 66
Selection of countries and museums accepting the IAA International Identity Card
Many more institutions worldwide accept the card, however not all countries keep official lists. Have a look at the website of IAA Europe for further information.
Since August 2012 the Berlin based company "Modulor" allows a discount of 10 % (on all discountable articles) for all owners of the identity card.