A Non-Profit Corporation under the Auspices of the National Spiritual Assembly
of the Bahá´ís of the United States.
To cultivate excellence in the expression of the spirit and teachings
of the Bahá´í Faith through the arts and
media and to stimulate utilization of these resources within and beyond
the Bahá´í community.
To establish mechanisms to recognize, award, and foster excellence
through such means as contests, prizes, and
web or print media articles.
To sponsor a colloquium every two to five years, bringing together
artists and media professionals, with the next
one held in 2000.
To foster bridge building between artists and administrators and
encourage a level of respect and trust on both
sides. As part of this goal, to initiate communications in the form of
suggestion lists or a workbook for use by
Bahá´í administrators and communities.
To foster a deeper understanding of the purpose and value of art and to
see this as an ongoing need as the Bahá´í
To encourage and support efforts to develop and use the arts in
conjunction with the observance of Bahá´í holy
days, feasts, and other events.
To be involved individually in other organizations with like-minded
goals, such as professional arts, media, or
service groups, and to learn from such experience and influence others.
To establish an educational and community development program linking
people with expertise to those who
would benefit from it, taking practical steps regarding the use of arts
To foster ´nodes of activity´ on local levels, trying new ways of
utilizing arts and media, and learning from and
connecting these experiences.
To develop communications networks through channels such as the web and
To be ´spokespeople for the Dream,´ fusing our Bahá´í
understanding and knowledge of the arts to help uplift humankind.
BAAAM’s board of directors, with its headquarters in Seattle, is
currently considering membership options and
means of networking among artists, media experts, and the Bahá´í
For more information, please contact Dr. Leslie Asplund, 22915 NE 17th
Pl., Redmond, WA 98053, U.S.A.
Tel. 206-609-9086, e-mail email@example.com