AFIELD was conceived in 2014, under the umbrella of Council. Afield is now run independently, visit the new website

AFIELD is an international network of cultural changemakers. AFIELD is anchored in the fundamental belief that artists are essential to the fabric of society, as thinkers, visionaries and changemakers. By providing the resources and support, AFIELD believes in their profound capacity to lead transformational change in their communities and society as a whole.

AFIELD gives fellowships to artists and cultural practitioners who have initiated social projects catalyzing change and empowering their communities in long-term and tangible ways. They are visual artists, filmmakers, choreographers, photographers, actors, writers, curators and journalists who are working beyond their studio for the benefit of communities around the world. Apart from providing fellowships, awarded annually and collectively selected by the network. AFIELD also provides other resources in the form of discussions, mutual aid, incubation and community building, to help fellows deepen and strengthen their work in their particular contexts.

Through its active network, AFIELD facilitates mutual support and collaboration across the globe. In the long run, it enables discourse, theory and the development of infrastructures for socially-engaged practice, through an expanding set of examples of practice “in action”. AFIELD amplifies creative voices and solutions, with the aim to bring arts and culture to the foreground of social experimentation and international philanthropic thinking.