About

AFABW LogoFounded in 1997 by Barbara Cordova Oliver, Artists For A Better World International (AFABW) is a worldwide network of artists uniting to make a difference in society. Barbara was inspired to start the group after studying the works of L. Ron Hubbard who saw the value of the artist and states:

“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.”

By uplifting the culture through aesthetics, by raising the awareness of artists and others about the power the artist has in creating a better world, and by working with and supporting top social betterment organizations, AFABW and its members are making and inspiring positive changes in society.

There is a considerable amount of team work by volunteers to pull off the many projects and events the group has produced.

AFABW has created music CDs, poetry anthologies, short story books, visual art calendars and other collaborative creative projects that include artists from around the globe.

In 1998 AFABW member Becky Mate established an official Holiday For the Arts, called ART DAY, which now coincides with World Art Day and is celebrated on April 15th in honor of Leonardo DaVinci’s birth date.

AFABW has had regular events at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International, in Hollywood, California, and at affiliated Scientology organizations in Los Angeles and around the world, including Boston, MA; Toronto, Canada; London, England; and Johannesburg, South Africa.  There have also been 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.

AFABW welcomes ideas and suggestions about ways we can work together to make a better world.

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