Save Vision Festival - ARTISTS & FANS for Arts For Art
An Open Letter: ASKING FOR YOU to Sign and Pledge Your Support by-
From: William Parker, Wadada Leo Smith, Milford Graves, Cooper-Moore, Oliver Lake, Matthew Shipp, Fay Victor, Andrew Cyrille, Henry Grimes, Roscoe Mitchell, Mike Reed, Steve Swell, Jemeel Moondoc, John Zorn, Bob Holman, Jen Shyu, David Mills, D.D. Jackson, Hamiet Bluiett, Hamid Drake, Kidd Jordan, Michele Rosewoman, Jason Hwang, Hill Greene, Newman Taylor Baker, Quincy Troupe, Rob Brown, Ras Moshe, William Hooker, Dave Burrell, James Brandon Lewis, Marc Ribot, Connie Crothers, Karen Borca, Alvin Fielder, Larry Roland, Jo Wood-Brown, Joel Futterman, Djassi Johnson, Myra Melford...
Vision is NYC longest running Jazz Festival. But it is more than that. It is our festival for our creative music and arts. For years, We Artists have looked forward to presenting our work at Vision. Arts For Art / Vision Festival is unlike any other festival. It is run by artists for artists -to help build community and forge alliances and make sure that the contributions of important FreeJazz Artists will be Visible and Celebrated.
AFA receives no support from major corporations.
It is unique in presenting the Founders as well as the new generation of creative improvising artists. AFA works to pass on the ideals to new diverse generations of artists.
AFA stands for idealism and social responsibility.
It runs programs that bring Improvisation to our underserved children.
AFA holds meetings and panels to voice our concerns.
Arts for Art has achieved an important place in the global cultural landscape.
This year several of their major donors find themselves unable to donate at a loss to AFA of over $30,000.
This year the city, after 18 years of consistent support, cut funding to many small organizations, including AFA.
This is an EMERGENCY Campaign. Sign this Petition to Pledge your support. CLICK DONATE to stabilize Arts for Art and cover festival costs.
We the Artists ask that you JOIN US in Support of this important festival.
And don’t miss us at Vision 21 - June 7 thru June 12.