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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.

Defining the Art of the Doll

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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NIADA 2022 Conference

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The NIADA 2022 Conference & Dollmaking School will be held Monday, August 15th through Sunday, August 21st in beautiful Bellevue, Washington.

NIADA 2021 Virtual Conference

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ART SPEAKS: The Language of Dolls NIADA 2021 Virtual Conference August 19th – August 22nd A unique opportunity to experience a NIADA Conference from the comfort of your own home.…
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NIADA 2020 Goes Virtual

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Register now for the Virtual NIADA 2020 Conference! For our dollmaking friends and enthusiasts who have had attending a NIADA Conference on your bucket list, here's a great opportunity. And…
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2019 Doll Prague

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There will be a Doll Prague again this year, the theme will be the Twenties. Part of this exhibition will be a yearly competition for dolls and teddy bears. NIADA…

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Come to our annual Conference and Dollmaking School

2019 Conference and Dollmaking School

The 2019 Conference will be held at the Hotel Phillips, Kansas City from July 18th to July 21st 2019. The 2019 Dollmaking School will be held from July 15th – July 17th.

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2017 Conference and Dollmaking School

The 2017 Conference was held in Nashville, Tennessee on August 28th to August 30th and August 31st to September 3rd

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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