About Artists For A Better World International
Founded in 1997, Artists For A Better World International (AFABW) is a network of worldwide artists uniting to make a difference in society. AFABW is funded by donations and operates with a considerable amount of volunteer support. By uplifting the culture through aesthetics, by raising the awareness of artists and others about the power the artist has in forwarding social betterment and by working with and supporting community service activities, AFABW and its members are making and inspiring positive changes in society.
AFABW creates music CDs, poetry anthologies, short story books, visual art calendars and other collaborative creative projects that include artists from around the globe. Click on “Store” to see some of our past properties.
AFABW supports the establishment of an official Holiday For the Arts, called ART DAY, which occurs on the second Friday of every August.
AFABW has regular events at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International, in Hollywood, California, and at affiliated Scientology organizations around the world, including in Boston, MA; Toronto, Canada; London, England; and Johannesburg, South Africa; as well as many events in global communities with allied organizations. The group includes members of the Church as well as artists and art enthusiasts of goodwill from all religions, nationalities, creeds, races and cultures. In short, any and all who desire to help in the creation of a better world.
The Church of Scientology was founded by L. Ron Hubbard, who saw the value of the artist to society:
“The artist has an enormous role in the enhancement of today’s and creation of tomorrow’s reality. He operates in a rank in advance of science as to the necessities and requirements of man. The elevation of a culture can be measured directly by the numbers of its people working in the field of aesthetics.”
“A culture is only as great as its dreams and its dreams are dreamed by artists.”
AFABW welcomes ideas and suggestions from any and all artists, art enthusiasts and social betterment groups about ways we can work together to create a better world.