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Arts For Art, Inc. is a not-for-profit, multi-cultural organization whose purpose is to build awareness and understanding of avantjazz and related expressive movements while encouraging a sense of community amongst artists and their audiences.

Our principal activities are the presentation of innovative, creative music, dance, multi-media performances, spoken word, and the exhibition of visual arts. Arts for Art, Inc. is particularly dedicated to the presentation of innovative American music from an Afro-American perspective and traditions. Avantjazz is a direct outgrowth of jazz, historically an African-American music. Yet avantjazz has gone world wide gaining audience and artists from all cultures. Thus our programming is multi-racial, reflecting this development of avantjazz into a multi-cultural music.

Innovative music that is being developed in New York's lower east side, acclaimed and supported worldwide, remains underexposed and without support in its place of origin. Thus our goals are to acknowledge and sustain the legacy of this artform, while insuring its future by establishing a place for its development.

From the beginning Arts for Art and the Vision Festival have carried a message of clear social awareness. The very institution of Arts For Art is a political act of self-determination. AFA holds to the belief that art really moves people and that to move people is a powerful political act.

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