Turning Interest Into Action
Parlaying the momentum/ of the festival by year three, CFAFF received its status as a registered arts education and promotion entity with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts in Trinidad and Tobago and decided the time was right to launch into full community arts enrichment programming to support our efforts to address violence, anti-bullying and psycho-social issues in primarily youth, through community events, exhibitions, and education that introduces young people aged 8-18 to innovative ideas and visual arts tools for addressing violence at all levels of society.
CFAFF's programs integrate training in the visual arts disciplines into a creative process that allows participants to examine their experiences and identities in relation to the social forces shaping their lives. Our philosophy is to affect social change by creating safe spaces for youth engagement and discussion to uplift and transform perspectives using the medium of creative arts and entrepreneurship.
CFAFF’s mission is to specifically focus on developing and implementing innovative strategies that are transformational rather than therapeutic for stimulating creative enterprise and addressing social issues in communities in East Trinidad (Toco to Tunapuna).
CFAFF aspires to be known as the Caribbean's leading community based arts education and promotion entity, committed to citizen/youth security.
With a strong interest in community development, the organization is mandated to merge our arts education initiatives with social impact programming to directly address social issues.