PAA Europe 2021 at Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, the Netherlands Wednesday 24 March – Friday 26 March. Remaking and Renewing Practices and Skills

The PAA-E is happy to announce that the annual PAA-E meeting which was due to be held in April 2020, is now going to be held from 24-26 March 2021. The meeting is to coincide with the exhibition A Sea of Islands – Masterpieces from Oceania (21 February – 5 April 2021) held at the Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Reminder: PAA Europe Pacific Scholarships towards costs to attend the PAA E Conference in April due March 1

The Pacific Arts Association-Europe is offering up to two annual scholarships to support the participation of Pacific Islander artists, students or scholars at the annual PAA-E conference. The scholarship is for a maximum of € 300 in addition to the cost of the conference fee and the conference dinner.


Barkcloth Basics. Interpreting and Understanding Pacific Barkcloth: a series of one-day workshops to be held at five regional venues in the UK, in April 2020.

The University of Glasgow’s AHRC-funded research project Situating Pacific Barkcloth in Time and Place has received further funding to maximise impact and engagement and is delighted to announce an exciting 1-day workshop, to be held at 5 regional host venues, in April 2020.

Call for papers: Empire Building and Resistance: Art and Colonialism in the Pacific Islands Session at the College Art Association conference in Chicago (February 12-15, 2020) 

Pacific Islands that have been annexed and occupied by the United States are vital sites for interrogating the forces of colonization—political, economic, scientific, and cultural—and responses to them.

This panel seeks proposals that examine the visual and material culture of the Pacific with an emphasis on how images and objects endorse or resist the United States’ mission of expansion and exploitation.

Announcing: Scholarships for Participation at the Annual PAA Europe Conference

The Pacific Arts Association Europe is offering an annual scholarship to support the participation of Pacific Islander artists and students at the annual PAA-E conference. The scholarship is for a maximum of €300, in addition to the conference fee and attendance at the conference dinner. 


  • Pacific Islands students
  • Pacific Island artists