2019 Conference
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July 15 - 17 and July 18 - 21, Hotel Phillips, Kansas City, Missouri.


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The National Institute of American Doll Artists is a worldwide organization of doll artists, supportive patrons and friends whose purpose is to promote the art of the original handmade doll.


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NIADA showcases accomplished Doll Artists who create entirely original art dolls, and supports them to strive for the finest realization of their talents.

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2017 European Professional Doll Art Festival in Riga

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In September 2017 there will be a European Professional Doll Art Festival in Riga, Latvia for the fourth time. The Show is organized by Inara Liepa with help of her...

2017 Prague Doll Festival

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In November 2017 there will be a Doll Prague Show for the fifth time. The very first one was more of a quilt show with only one doll and teddybear...

NIADA 2017 is going to Nashville, Tennessee!

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NIADA Artists Connie Smith and Susan Scogin traveled to Nashville on a fact-finding mission, and they liked what they saw! Nashville is a thriving city with an exciting arts scene...

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2018 Conference and Dollmaking School

The 2018 conference will be held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California, from June 28th to July 1st 2018.

See what you missed

2017 European Professional Doll Festival.

The Festival will be held in Riga, Latvia from September 14 to September 17.
Latvian Railway History Museum, Uzvaras bulv. 2a
Riga, Latvia

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2017 Prague Doll Festival

The 2017 Prague Doll Festival will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from November 24 – November 26.
Slovansky Dum, Na Prikope 22,

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