ABOUT AF: MISSION / HISTORY

MISSION, SERVICE AGENDA, HISTORY


MISSION

The Artists Forum, Inc. (AF) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts service organization, specializing in events and media for artists.  Our mission is to produce an array of programs – from AFTV to AF MAGAZINE to AF LIVE events and juried competitions – all designed to educate the arts community while enriching the livelihood of and providing exposure to underserved emerging and mid-career artists.   


Additionally, AF fosters networking, collaboration, and information exchange among the arts community and our members: musicians, writers, singers, actors, producers, dancers, filmmakers, visual artists, industry professionals and art enthusiasts.





SERVICE AGENDA: EVENTS & MEDIA FOR ARTISTS

AF's programming is designed to increase the business, legal, and technical savvy of the emerging artist.  Our panels focus on career-influencing topics such as the latest techniques in marketing, copyright and intellectual property issues, agent dealings, internet distribution and additional concerns with new technologies - all of which enable artists to keep abreast of current trends and provide direct access to industry professionals for additional counsel. 


Along with juried competitions, showcases, media programs developed to expose artists' work and ideas, AF further expands artists' opportunities by providing relaxed networking atmospheres necessary to solidify relationships for business building.  Finally, AF seeks to support the practical, day-to-day needs of the artistic community by facilitating proactive mental and physical health initiatives for underinsured artists.  We encourage artists and entertainment professionals of all genres to participate in AF programming to better address the needs of the under-served artist and for the enhancement of the community at-large.  Please peruse our website for more details. 




PROGRAM HISTORY

With the exception of our 1998 inaugural event at the United Nations, all AF events have been open to the public.  Our programs include:


- legal, business, technical panels

- evenings with special guest speakers

- music, visual and performing artists' showcases

- mental & physical health panels

  1. -special event gatherings (such as our 9/11 Healing program) 


Additional programs include: AF HEALTH INITIATIVES: (since 2000) offering a menu of items from free eye screenings to mammograms for underinsured artists, AF ONLINE: (since 1999) featuring AF updates and artists resources, and AFTV: (since 1999) featuring works and interviews with emerging artists and industry professionals.  Our online magazine, AF MAG: (since July 2007) and AF JURIED COMPETITIONS: (beginning in 2006) seek to create additional exposure for the under-served artist on national and international levels.


ABOUT AF

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AF PEOPLEafpeople.html
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