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 images of the cool, suave, sexy, disinterested man, who mistakes the pursuit of pleasure for the pursuit of happiness.  This year’s conference invites young leaders to examine the need for more authentic relationships in order to strengthen families and communities.  Arts professionals will be joined by scholars in sociology and religious studies who will present ideas and research affirming the role of men and the importance of the family.  For conference schedule, speakers, and registration, 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 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!