WORDS FROM THE FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
HRH Princess Angelique Monét, Duchess of Aquitaine
Culture is the only form of expression that defines each and every one of us. This culture defines who we are today, and who we will influence tomorrow. When looking at ancient civilizations up to present day I can begin to appreciate the old saying, "Nothing is new under the sun." With this being said, maybe nothing is new and history has a way of repeating itself; however, we can begin to look at one another in a positive way by understanding culture besides one's own. Through an understanding of culture besides one's own, we can begin to master peace within ourselves thus assisting with world peace.
As we are aware what separates us is our perception of the world. Imagine that by understanding an individual and a specific geographic location of people who have created a rich culture, we can spread our knowledge to the next individual and they can spread their knowledge. In today's modern age we rely on technology to teach us the latest trends, and sometimes forget our oral traditions that has been past down. The concept of Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative gets you to see first hand all aspects that make one's culture. The program is created to bring mini-festivals to international markets where individuals seek culture, and they can enjoy learning, understanding, and receiving information that assists our world with peace. We have highlighted Brazil, Burkina Faso (Africa), South Africa, Kenya, China, and many dynamics in US and European culture thus far and will continue to introduce countries that are under represented within mass media.
My motto has always been, "If I can help just one individual than my mission has just begun." The arts is the only way to bridge the gap between cultural diversity and bring us all together in an effort to promote peace. The arts is you and me, and together we can assist the next generation, and eventually everyone we communicate with through our understanding and appreciation of one another will gain more knowledge and understanding. This initiative is greater than you and me it is for humanity and the future of mankind uniting and creating peace. I ask that you support Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative in all forms so we can continue our program and bring the best artist to the communities served. I thank you for helping to make a difference.