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    • The world association of bodypainting artists 
    • Network and platform all around the art form   
    • Artists from body and facepainting, special effects and make-up
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    Members activities

    • Get togethers and community building
    • Exchange of knowledge
    • Support and promotion of members through the various channels of the wb-production agency
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    Bonus Partners

    • Partners from the industry offer special discounts to our members
    • Goodies and access to promotion products.
    • Special events for members only.
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    National and International competitions and events

    • the WBA encourages organizers to start their activities and become patronized competitions
    • Support in promotion and knowledge
    • Workshop and lectures organized by our WBA certified teachers
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WBF 2016 the World Awards in Austria

See, touch and feel the home of bodypainting. World Bodypainting Festival 27 June - 3 July 2016 in Austria.
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Historical bodypainting performance for the prestigious United Nations

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Our UN project group is back from our amazing project for the United Nations Peace Memorial in South Korea. That was indeed a big step for the bodypainting art movement. This happening wrote histroy for the art we love,  the WBA is very proud for this opportunity. 

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Video:  #PEACE‬ - Needed more than ever before in our world. What was originally planned to have a behind the scenes video, changed on site into a short exhibition promo and a making of documentary.   The ‪WB Production‬ team developed, filmed and post produced the short and memorable story in just 48 hours.

Making of the UN-PM Bodypainting Day

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WBA Image Awards 2016

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The call for submissions for the WBA Annual IMAGE Award starts now. And we are happy to announce the awarding ceremony as a big part of the EBF Amsterdam program in August 13 - 14, 2016!

Please submit your entries today - Submissions will be active until July 30, 2016.

More details can be found HERE .

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Review Beauty Forum Bodypainting Trophy 2015

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Last weekend at the 30th anniversary of the BEAUTY FORUM MUNICH Trade Show, the 11th Bodypainting Trophy was awarded by the WB Production and the WBA.

Artists together with their models worked on the theme "Journey Through Time - 30 years that changed the world". Participating artists from seven countries competed in this exciting competition of high artistic caliber and showed the enthused audience the social, cultural and industrial highlights of the past three decades.

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United Nations Peace Memorial Bodypainting Day

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The world’s one and only UN Peace Memorial Hall opened in Busan, South Korea in 2014. It is located next to the world’s only UN cemetery, the UN Memorial Park.

The UN International Peace Hall showcases the UN’s activities and history in their endeavor to promote peace in every corner of the globe.

The UN-PM and World Bodypainting Association Chairman Alex Barendregt with the WBA Asia delegation led by Mr. Park Chan were signing a MOU in May 2015 to create together a project to raise attention for the institution.
The concept of WB Production includes, of course, the oldest human artform to create a contemporary, multimedia exhibition.
“LET’s NOT IGNORE the problems in our world”

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European Bodypainting Festival in Amsterdam

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We are very happy to finally also launch the official website of the "European Bodypainting Festival" a partner event of the World Bodypainting Festival. Taking place August 13 & 14, 2016 at the magical location of the "Keukenhof Lisse" near Amsterdam.

Registrations are already open and details can be found at www.ebf.info

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Project in Venice, Call for Facepainter

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Elena Tagliapietra organize an artistic performance in St. Mark's Square of collective land art collective called 'Being Venice - Essere Venezia' : an human charming huge heart that will bright at sunset. We'll talk about justice and all participants (who will be up to 1000), will have a heart drawn with artistic facepainting. This is a call for FACEPAINTER volunteers, the commitment is only for the afternoon and for those who want to continue the evening, we have a final reading in Rialto with free buffet. Diamond Fx is our technical sponsor and the World Bodypainting Association and Chelko Foundation are supporting the initiative.

Registration: http://www.veneziarivelata.it/iscrizioni-performance-20-settembre-2015/


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USA, Atlanta: WB Academy & Living Art America 2015

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We are very happy to announce this year that "WB Academy" powered by CAMELEON  is able to offer an education program with some of the best artists in the world within the North American Bodypainting Competition "Living Art America".  WB Academy takes place October 1st and 2nd in Atlanta Downtown, at the Georgia Fright Depot. All programs are now online.

Special for WBA Members, please request!

Details and Bookings

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  • book

    Body Art Fashion

    - Expression in the Spotlight by Karala B.
    - Hard cover, 160 pages in oversized format
    - Bodypainting in the fashion, trends and exclusive photo material

    Order for € 29
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    The Art of Bodypainting

    - "a mysterious fusion of senses" by Peter de Ruiter
    - Hard cover, 128 pages in the format 24 x 30 cm
    - 170 illustrations of over 45 artists around the world

    Order for € 39

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    the official World Bodypainting Festival DVD's from past years.

    from only € 5

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    Workshops & Tickets

    Discounted fees for members in many workshop classes or for example for tickets at the WBF. Our secure online shop offers many payment options.

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