The International Arts Forum is an annual conference gathering performing, visual, and literary artists representing a variety of cultural backgrounds.
The topic of the 2014 International Arts Forum will be Art and Community: How Art Contributes to More Authentic Human Experience and Relationships. We will explore how art enables us to move beyond ourselves, and to shape, through our imagination, the world in which we live. We will consider how great artists do more than reflect their culture and present times, but actually shape the reality of culture and civilization.
Artists selected to participate in the International Arts Forum will have the opportunity to:
· Present/exhibit their work in the visual or performing arts
· Attend lectures by public intellectuals
· Engage in dialogue with artists from a variety of disciplines and cultural backgrounds
· Collaborate to compose an official statement in response to the conference theme
If you are an artist interested to apply, please complete the application form below. If your application passes this initial round of screening, you will be contacted for a Skype or phone interview.
Deadline for international applicants: Friday, September 12th, 2014.
Deadline for applicants residing in the United States: Wednesday, October 8th, 2014.
*If selected to participate in the 2014 IAF, you are responsible to cover the cost of travel (domestic or international) and accommodations for the duration of the forum.*
We look forward to receiving your application!
The topic of WYA's 2013 International Arts Forum was Art and Beauty; What is beauty? What is the role of beauty in art? Should art always be beautiful? 11 artists presented their work at this international event, representing countries including Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Canada, Philippines, and the United States. These artists collaborated to write a statement on the relationship between art and beauty.
To view photos from the event, click here.
WYA thanks James Panero, Dino Marcantonio, and Wayne Adams, guest speakers at the 2013 International Arts Forum. Their lecture topics can be seen below.
James Panero, Executive Editor of The New Criterion
Dino Marcantonio, co-founder of Marcantonio Architects
Wayne Adams, contemporary visual artist who has exhibited and lectured widely
WYA's 2012 International Arts Forum featured lectures by renowned speakers including poet and philosopher Mark Anthony Signorelli; doctor of contemporary art Mar Morosse; and art and architecture critic Catesby Leigh. The event gathered artists from countries including England, Togo, Kenya, Philippines, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. The forum closed with a private concert hosted by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office and performed by the young musicians of World Youth Alliance's Chamber Orchestra. At the conclusion of the event, speakers and artists collaborated to draft a statement capturing the conference's reflections on the relationship between art and the human person. To read this statement, click here.
Watch the video below to meet artists who participated in the 2012 International Arts Forum:
PHOTOS FROM WYA'S 2012 IAF