Our Work

The International Arts Forum is an annual conference gathering performing, visual, and literary artists representing a variety of cultural backgrounds.  


This year, the International Arts Forum will partner with World Youth Alliance North America to present a three-day conference entitled, "Mad Men, Modern FamilyExamining the Role of Men in Social Development". As we look around the world today, we are bombarded with views of the ideal man: cool, suave, sexy, disinterested, and mistaking the pursuit of pleasure for the pursuit of happiness.  This year’s conference seeks to provide an alternative to contemporary myths of masculinity.  Arts professionals will be joined by scholars in sociology and religious studies to reflect on building authentic human relationships that mitigate loneliness and isolation, thus contributing to stronger families and communities.  

For more information and to register for this event, visit www.wya.net/elcnorthamerica.  

If you are currently a student or young professional in the performing or visual arts, please also consider submitting an application to exhibit or perform at our event.  At our conference, we will showcase works that express:

  • The depth of authentic human relationships
  • The importance of connection between persons
  • The role of family and community in mitigating alienation and loneliness
  • Factors which shape our sense of self and society

To apply for the opportunity to showcase your art, please complete the application form below.  If your application passes an initial round of screening, you will be contacted for a Skype or phone interview.

Application deadline to register for conference:
Visit www.wya.net/elcnorthamerica

Application deadline to exhibit or perform at our event:
 Thursday, October 30th, 2014 

Great artists do more than reflect their culture and present times, but actually shape the reality of culture and civilization.  We hope you will join us for this important weekend of dialogue, and the unique opportunity to showcase your work!



Eva Ting, Visual Arts Administration

Eva Ting serves as the Events and Programming Manager at W83, a community and events center owned and operated by Redeemer Presbyterian Church located on the Upper West Side in New York. Prior to this, Eva was the Public Programs Coordinator at Times Square Alliance, the business improvement district that manages Times Square. She also sits on the New York regional board for Many Hopes, an international non-profit organization that builds schools and homes for orphaned and abandoned children in Kenya. Before moving to New York, Eva managed twocities, a gallery specializing in contemporary Chinese glass, ceramics and lacquer art in Shanghai, China. Eva holds a B.A. in English and B.S. in journalism from Boston University, and an M.A. in visual arts administration from New York University.


For a complete listing of conference speakers, visit www.wya.net/elcnorthamerica.