About

by Serge Aristide Nikiema

// THE ARTISTS FORUM: CELEBRATING 22 YEARS //

WHO WE ARE

THE ARTISTS FORUM INC is a New York City based non-profit art services organization. We specialize in events, juried competitions, and media for artists, and offer curation, design, and production management services for multi-media exhibits.

MISSION

Since 1998, our mission continues to empower emerging and mid-career artists by providing them with accessible platforms to showcase their work and interact with diverse audiences.

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

Since its inception, THE ARTISTS FORUM and its leadership has and continues to embrace people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and faiths by providing platforms to showcase diverse viewpoints of the human experience.

LEADERSHIP

“Artists are among those vibrant souls that help shape our rich culture. They spearhead movements with their talent and we turn to them for inspiration in times of need. Thank you for helping us do our part to help them flourish”

Amos White V,  President & Founder, THE ARTISTS FORUM

PARTICIPATE

Our current arts competition platforms include film, music, photography and spoken word, with a choreography competition forthcoming in 2022.

SUPPORT

Not only is THE ARTISTS FORUM a great platform to meet people or gain exposure, but it’s also the perfect medium to give back to your artistic community. There’s many exciting ways to get involved!

PARTNERING

THE ARTISTS FORUM’s welcomes products and financial support from local and national businesses interested in working together to benefit art, culture, and diverse communities.


TESTIMONIALS

I can’t say enough about the quality and professionalism of this film fest. It’s very well run, welcoming, diverse, and brings to NY audiences remarkable films from around the world. I was honored to be part of the 2019 edition and so grateful for the Best Documentary and Jurors Awards. This is truly a gem! Thanks for all.

JOSE CARLOS TEIXEIRA (PORTUGAL) 2019 Winner - Best Documentary & Jurors Award, "On Exile"

The Artists Forum is a great organization with a fantastic mission.  I was proud that my short film was selected to be screened as part of their festival. [The team] was fantastic, and worked hard to facilitate engaging conversations with the artists. I would highly recommend submitting to this festival.

LAURA LECHNER (US) 2018 Nominee - Best Director, "Little Red"

I had a really enjoyable time at The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image. The film selections were diverse and thought provoking. The Dolby Screening Room was a beautiful place to hold the screenings and images and sound were top notch. I will definitely apply again! Thank you for a wonderful experience.

STACEY LARKINS (US) 2019 Winner - Best Themed Short: Social Justice, "Jabari Keating"