Jul 13 2012


Slide Show of Recent 'A Better World' Activities

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The Association of Artists for a Better World operates as non profit organization, registered in 2004, in the province of Ontario, Canada. We have no paid staff, no full time employees, and are fuelled by an army of volunteers.


The Music is The Message




To Encourage, Engage,  Inform, Involve, Organize, Support and Showcase by creating opportunities and situations for artists to change the world through their art form.



We can use our voice to change the world. There is magic in our words.


What We Do (In Brief)

  • _DSF7986 500We typically produce at least two major music events per year. Our showcase presentation, Toronto's Winterfolk Roots and Blues Festival, now going into the 11th year.

  • Winterfolk finds paid work for over 100 artists, involves dozens of volunteers and includes community related music organizations.

  • We typically audition over 2000 artists annually for our various projects, including online submissions and press kits sent to our office,  a series of live auditions in five cities, and two of our board members run weekly open stages.

  • We produce one or two compilation CD’s per year. Tracks are selected from artist submissions received from all over the world.  Our CD’s have received airplay all over the world.

  • We give all funds generated from CD sales to charitable organizations.

  • We use the majority of funds collected from submission fees are used to pay artists for live performances.

How We Do It

  • We create opportunities for artists offering them live audiences, world wide radio, press, exposure, publicity, which create more opportunities in their career.

  • We create public awareness of issues vital to our time through artistic expression.

  • We encourage artists to write and perform themes of a better world through their artform.

  • We inform the public about real-word issues through the voices of contributing artists, to enhance overall awareness of social and ecological issues.

  • We involve members of the community, charities, and artists, and get them working together for a better world.

  • We organize and produce compilation albums, festivals, fundraisers, concerts, and projects within the community which further our missions statement.

  • We support organizations within our community both financially and by offering a public stage

  • We offer showcase opportunities for artists to further their career through publicity, recognition, and exposure.

What We Don't Do

  • We don't advocate nor associate with any political parties, nor do we align ourselves with politicians.

  • We don't participate in marches, protests, movements, or any form of public demonstrations.

  • We don't publish papers, offer speeches, take a public stance, derive official policies, nor offer opinions on important issues. We believe the artform conveys the messages, and encourage our audience to do whatever actions work for them.



The Association of Artists for A Better World

182-4936 Yonge St.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M2N-6S3


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