We live in an extraordinary period in history - one that is marked by us seeing well over one-third of Earth's species vanish, along with dozens of human cultural lines and languages.
The challenge of climate change, loss of biodiversity, desertification, overpopulation, and deforestation - each on its own - stands to adversely affect us all. Together, these challenges represent symptoms of a global pattern of impact by humans on the web of life that supports us.
Many artists today are active participants in an important awareness and educational movement, channelling artistic talent toward emotionally connecting the public to nature to inspire awareness, appreciation and action. At the forefront of this movement is Artists for Conservation (AFC).
AFC is the world's leading artist group supporting the environment. Dedicated to nurture, promote and leverage its world-class community of artists in support of our natural world, AFC drives its mission through three key pillars:
The Artists for Conservation Festival is AFC's annual flagship initiative to support, showcase and further these three pillars.
Visit the Artists for Conservation website for more information.