This year marks the Twentieth Anniversary of the Vision Festival. This year AFA celebrates all VISION artists, in particular those iconic NY artists whose creative voices have helped build our reputation as the world’s premier FreeJazz Festival.
Founded in 1996, Arts For Art, (AFA). is a not-for-profit, multi-cultural organization whose principal activities are the presentation of un-compromised creative jazz music, dance, poetry and visual arts by a diverse community of artists. To further our goals of diversity and accessibility we foster education initiatives for the underserved. AFA events specifically encourage a sense of community amongst artists and audiences.
Avantjazz has gone world-wide, gaining audience and artists from all cultures. Thus our programming reflects the development of avantjazz into a multi-cultural music. From the beginning Arts for Art and the Vision Festival have carried a clear message of social awareness. The very institution of Arts For Art is an act of self-determination. AFA holds to the belief that art really moves people and that to move people is a powerful political act.
Anthology Film Archives
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Buell Hall at Columbia University
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