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.

View here a selection of countries and museums accepting the IAA Card

All organized and non-organized visual artists (no students) can apply for the IAA card. The card is valid for two years. The International Identity Card for Professional Artists of IAA does not constitute an individual membership in the IAA or in the IGBK.


You can apply for the card via this online form (online form in German)

Alternatively, you can also apply for the IAA card by postal mail. Our address: IGBK, Taubenstraße 1, 10117 Berlin.

Please don't send us applications by email. Thank you!

Any questions? Call us at: +49 (0)30 23 45 76 66

We need the following information for your application:

  • A verification of your current 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,

or alternative to that

  • If you are a member of the IGBK member-associations Bundesverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler (or of a BBK-Landesband member of the BBK-Bundesverband at the time of application), Deutscher Künstlerbund or GEDOK (only the section "visual arts"), send us a scan or copy of your membership card or a link to their website with the members' list.

Furthermore we need

  • a portrait photo of yours,
  • and your permanent address in Germany to send you the card.

After checking your request briefly, we will send you our bank details for wiring the administrative charge for the card, which is regularly 35,- € for professional visual artists or respectively 10,- €  at a reduced rate for members of IGBK member-associations (see above).

We will send you the card by postal mail, once payment has been received. You will receive your invoice per Email with our shipping note. The whole process usually takes about two weeks.