Origami Organizations

Origami USA, formerly The Friends of the Origami Center of America, is a not-for-profit, tax exempt educational and cultural arts organization which is dedicated to the sharing of paperfolding in America and around the world. There are over 2000 enthusiastic members in 49 states and 19 countries, and there are affiliate groups in cities all over America.

British Origami Society Home Page
The BOS is a charitable organisation devoted to the art of paper-folding. It has over 600 members worldwide and publishes a bi-monthly magazine,British Origami. They have an extensive library service, a well-stocked supplies section and hold two conventions a year around England.

O.S.N. Homepage (English Version)
Founded in December 1983 the O.S.N. (Origami Sociëteit Nederland) currently has about 6000 members, so it may be the largest Origami association in the world!

Asociación Española de Papiroflexia
The Asociación Española de Papiroflexia is the Spanish Association of Paperfolders. The organization publishes a journal called "Pajarita" which contains diagrams, photos, and articles.

Origami Deutschland
Origami Deutschland was founded in September 1989 by a group of people around Paulo Mulatinho in Freising, Germany. As of September 1996, Origami Deutschland has 222 members: 161 in Germany and 61 abroad.

Origami-Montréal est un club de plieurs et plieuses de papier basé à Montréal. Here are some pictures from the 1999 OrigamiUSA Convention!
Logo: All rights reserved, Origami-Montréal.

Asociación Vallecaucana de Origamistas
The Asociación Vallecaucana de Origamistas' home page has new stuff! There are reports and photos of the Colombian Conventions and new models. Also you will find here newspaper reports of the group, the activities for 1999, and more.
Logo: All rights reserved, Asociación Vallecaucana de Origamistas.

The Israeli Origami Center Ltd.
The Israeli Origami Center is pleased to offer its services to anyone who desires to learn and enjoy the art of paperfolding. Through this Web site you can order booklets and papers as well as join the Israeli Origami Fan Club.
Logo: All rights reserved MIRIGAMI, Israeli Origami Center.
Commercial Representative Mr. Milan Stoliaro

Origami Virtual, Bogota
This group from Bogota, Colombia has a few really neat Shockwave Flash animations of a flapping bird, a valley fold, and a waterbomb base. It requires the Macromedia Flash plug-in.

The Swiss Origami Site, maintained by Patrick and Evelyne, is a site in French containing workshops, animations, exhibitions, and everything concerning origami events in Geneva. For those who speak English, you can learn about the secondSwiss Origami Convention to be held in Berne, Switzerland in 2002.

Siberiagami is a Russian origami newspaper, featuring news, diagrams, galleries, links, forums, guestbook, archives, and more!

Singapore Origami Exhibition
Great pictures of the origami activities in Singapore!

Other Groups
A list of international origami groups courtesy of the CMU Origami Club.


Organizations in the US

Chicago Area Origami Society
The CHicago Area Origami Society - (CHAOS) holds 2 monthly meetings in the Chicago-land area.

Bay Area Rapid Folders
Membership information and meeting times for B.A.R.F. as well as back issues of their newsletter. You can contactJeremy Shafer from here...

We are the Origami Club at MIT (aka OrigaMIT). We like to fold paper into interesting shapes...I guess that says it all!

Triangle Origami Folders United is based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They meet once a month in a local bookstore, and beginners are welcome!

PAPER - Puget Area Paperfolding Enthusiasts Roundtable
This Seattle-area origami group hosts theORCA - Origami Regional Conference of America.

The Pacific Coast Origami Conference
The Pacific Coast Origami Conference hopes to give folks on the West Coast a chance to get together and share their enthusiasm about Origami. However, this site does not seem to be up to date...

Carnegie Mellon University Origami Club
This is the home page of the CMU Origami Club. The CMU Origami Club is the University Chapter of the Origami Club of Pittsburgh.

Other Groups
A list of origami groups in the USA courtesy of the CMU Origami Club. 2012