Since many years, the Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK) issues the IAA International Identity Card for professional visual artists (residing in Germany).

Image_Identity_CardIt 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.

Please note: The International Identity Card for Professional Artists of the IAA does not constitute an individual membership in the IAA or in the IGBK.

You can send us all information via mail or e-mail to the contact below

Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK)
Taubenstr. 1
10117 Berlin

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+49 30 23 45 76 66

Please note our privacy policy:

For processing your request and issuing you the International Artist Card, we process the data that you send us in accordance with Art. 6 (1) b) and c) GDPR. Following the German §257 HGB and §147 AO we are obliged to store business and contractual documents. We delete the data, as storage is no longer required or limit the processing to the extent required by law.

Please note that data transmission / communication via internet (for example in form of E-Mail conversations) may have security gaps and therefore a flawless protection from the access of third parties cannot be guaranteed by us.

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 international artist identity card.