THE ARTISTS FORUM is a New York City based non-profit arts services organization. We specialize in juried competitions, events, and media for artists, as well as curation, design, and production management services for multi-media exhibits. Our mission is to empower emerging and mid-career artists by providing accessible platforms to showcase their work and interact with diverse audiences.

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.


THE ARTISTS FORUM is a non-profit arts services organization. Learn more about us!


Since 1998, THE ARTISTS FORUM continues to provide platforms for artists to showcase their work.


THE ARTISTS FORUM proudly service a wide array of artists and genres from across the globe.


“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


Our current arts competition platforms include film, music, photography, spoken word, choreography with new opportunities forthcoming.


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!


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.


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"