|ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS
/ ARTISTES SANS FRONTIERES is a nonprofit, international
humanitarian organization, whose objective is to provide
relief to victims of war while promoting the work of talented
ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS / ARTISTES SANS FRONTIERES is
a neutral, non-government organization (NGO), independent
in its choice of activities. Priority is given to help
the displaced and refugees of ethnic conflicts and civil
ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS / ARTISTES SANS FRONTIERES
operates independently of any institutional, corporate,
political, economic, religious or ethnic influences. While
partly supported by private donors, ARTISTS
WITHOUT BORDERS / ARTISTES SANS FRONTIERES primarily
depends on VOLUNTEER and CONTRIBUTING
talented artists in achieving its mission.
ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS / ARTISTES SANS FRONTIERES' principal
provide relief to victims of war with the help of known
and unknown talented artists while promoting their work.
provide direct psychological relief to the victims of
war by bringing art or entertainment to refugee camps
and zones battered by conflicts.
promote the work of VOLUNTEER
and CONTRIBUTING artists.
raise consciousness about the victims of ethnic and civil
wars worldwide through artistic expression.
raise consciousness about the problems of ethnic intolerance
and cultural clash, that are occurring worldwide and are
likely to intensify with the processes of internationalization
favor political dialogue and non-violence, harmonious
coexistence, tolerance and reconciliation for the solution
of those conflicts.
alleviate the "clash of civilizations" by celebrating
the cultural and ethnic diversity of the world through
promote and encourage inter-cultural study, tolerant understanding
and aesthetic enjoyment of the enormously diverse races,
ethnicities, religions, languages and cultures of the
world through artistic expression.
raise consciousness through art about the endangered cultural
minorities who are facing cultural extinction.
ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS / ARTISTES SANS FRONTIERES was started by a group of artists in Tokyo,
Japan, during the NATO bombing of ex-Yugoslavia (now Serbia and Montenegro).
Numerous artists have been joining ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS / ARTISTES SANS FRONTIERES and its activities on a voluntary basis.