Courtney Surmanek

              

From March through July of 2015 I worked with Arts for Art to help organize the Vision Festival's 20th Anniversary at Judson Memorial Church in NYC.

Founded in 1996, Arts For Art (AFA), is a not-for-profit, multi-cultural organization presenting uncompromised creative jazz music, dance, poetry, and visual arts by a diverse community of artists. AFA operates with year round programming and opportunities for artists to organize around urgent social issues.

AFA’s endeavors continue to inspire me, and while I'm not involved in a full-time capacity any longer, I stay involved with their monthly Under_Line Salons, and organize/volunteer at the festival.

Check out their past two promo videos. Though this year's festival is over, Arts for Art runs programming year round. Stay in touch here: www.artsforart.org.

Videography by Michael Lucio Sternbach.