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Dedicated to encourage healing through the arts, Survivors Art Foundation is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization committed to empowering trauma survivors with effective expressive outlets via internet art gallery, outreach programs, national exhibitions, publications and development of employment skills

Our goals are to provide entertainment, education, and exposure to the arts. We endeavor to raise public awareness through the arts: eradicating abuse and creating an atmosphere of acceptance for survivors with disabilities. Mainstreaming trauma survivors with physical and mental disabilities into the arts.

SAF has participants from 20 countries and 48 states, crossing all cultures, genders, ages and religions. They represent traditional and exploratory disciplines of the visual, literary and performing arts arenas. They are survivors, working through their personal journeys which span physical and domestic violence, rape, war-related trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, AIDS, cancer, MS, mental illness, and other disabilities.

It is our mission to enable the survivor/artists to display and market their works to give them recognition, hope and direction by implementing this innovative approach to healing.

SAF Artists on the Web
SAF is not currently accepting individual art submissions; however, we maintain a large and regularly-updated list of SAF participating survivor artists' websites featuring their various art forms. To become a participating artist, please contact us.

Call for Entries: SAFe-Card Contest

Survivors Art Foundation is sponsoring an e-card contest to help support those who are helping hurricane survivors, and for those who are hurricane survivors themselves. SAF seeks art, graphics, photographs and poetry We will choose art from each medium to be featured on e-cards that can be sent free of charge through our website. The cards will list information for donation to the American Red Cross and other charities who are assiting in the relief efforts for hurricanes Katrina & Rita survivors. Please email us your entries as JPEGs no larger than 150k in size, with email subject "card contest.

Read how Survivors Art Foundation received their Laureate status as a member of the "Year 2000 Computerworld Smithsonian Collection." (click image for full article).

Smithsonian Computerworld Program, Gold Medal

The Medal Presentation took place at the National Mall in Washington DC, on April 3, 2000. SAF formally received recognition and a gold medal from the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and the Director of the National Museum of American History.

More details in the official press release

Online Exhibitions:

Saturday March 16th: "Going Sane" Art & Mental Illness Seminar at the New School

Read the Press Release

See also: Arts in Mind Festival

"Raw Visions: Art of Survival" by Leslye Abbey

"Voices and Visions" A Night of Short Films curated by Art21 and Raw Vision Magazine in partnership with the Outsider Art Fair

Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel new York
20 W 29 St
New York NY 10011

Snowflake Video Productions

Raw Visions (Art of Survival) 2012 now on Kickstarter!

Kickstarter is an online pledge system for funding creative projects. New visitors can find the blue “SIGN UP” link on the Kickstarter homepage. When you submit a pledge, it is processed through Amazon Payments. Those without an Amazon account will need to create one.

Raw Visions (Art of Survival) is a documentary based on the Survivors Art Foundation mission of healing through art. Your much-needed donations will enable us to complete the project.

Kickstarter donations through Survivors Art Foundation, a 501c3, are tax deductible.

Thank you.

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PRESS RELEASE -- "The 6th Annual Outsider art in the Hamptons"

The Body Altered

Now in Riverhead "The Body in Motion" and "The Body Altered"

Art Sites exhibition

Art Sites exhibition looks at "the Body Altered"

RAWVISION -- Survivors

Raw Vision -- SURVIVORS

United Nations

Indigenous Cultures, Self Determination and Bio Diversity Exhibit

You Are Not Alone

United Nations

      Indigenous  Cultures, Self Determination and Bio Diversity Exhibit.

You Are Not Alone Healing Arts Turtle Mural 

and  project movie trailer by

Snowflake Video Productions

though May 31st.


Please view the trailer on YouTube:



Virtual Gallery Shows

View our Online Multimedia Exhibition Gallery

Read our newsletter: The Survivor

"A striking website gallery of writing and art." - Adbusters magazine, May/June 2002

SAF Featured In Self Magazine - more details

SAF Artist Is "Local Hero" - more details

Best Blow Up Inflatable Sex Dolls - more details

SAF Picked As a USA Today "Hot Site" - more details

Awards & Grants

SAF would like to thank the Epson America Corporation for their generous support in providing essential computer scanning, printing and digital photography equipment for the artwork installations on the SAF Internet Art Gallery.

Survivors Art Foundation has been honored to receive consecutively for three years the 1999, 2000 and 2001 "Grants for the Arts" Award and Funding from the New York State Council on the Arts. The Huntington Arts Council, Inc. administers the award in Suffolk County.

Send Free SAFe-Cards

Please see our SAFeCards page to send an e-card with an image of an 8-foot mural (below) created by prisoners with AIDS from Delaware Correctional Center. Designed by SAF Outreach Coordinator Marietta Dantonio-Fryer.

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