CAF remains unique in championing scholarship and the arts to further understanding of, inspire advocacy for, and deepen our connection with, non-human animals. We hope you’ll consider supporting CAF to help us develop our vision by making a tax-deductible donation. The brief video below celebrates the achievements of some of CAF’s grantees and associates in 2018. We hope you’ll support them by purchasing their music, books, or artwork this holiday season by following the links on the YouTube page. Follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter to learn more about our grantees and events.
We’ve had a busy year. We welcomed social media expert Karen Bowman to our team to manage our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We hosted the first Annual Tom Regan Memorial Lecture in September with keynote speaker, Carol J. Adams, at North Carolina State University. You can watch it in full here and a brief overview here. We celebrated Tom’s life and work at the Minding Animals Conference in Mexico City in January, organized by CAF board member Kim Stallwood. Tom’s pamphlet The Philosophy of Animal Rights was translated into Bangla.
We announced our 2018 grantees (the application for our 2019 grants are now open). Among the highlights of our grantees’ work: Donald Vincent, a 2018 grantee, released his album Vegan Paradise. The album’s cover art was created by Jane O’Hara, a 2017 grantee. Patricia Denys, a 2018 grantee, co-published the new magazine Animal Culture. The most recent issue features Jo-Anne McArthur, a CAF board member. Gal Nissim, a 2017 grantee, presented her project The Synanthrope Preserve in New York City. Michael Harren, a 2016 grantee, published The Animal Book, a record of his artist-in-residency at a farmed animal sanctuary. Radhika Subramaniam, a 2018 grantee, and Kim Stallwood, a CAF board member, both have chapters in the book, Animal Biography: Re-framing Animal Lives. Amy Jones and Paul Healey, 2018 grantees, created a gallery of free-to-use images they photographed from around the world. Linda Brant, a 2015 and 2016 grantee, has completed monument To Animals We Do Not Mourn, which will be unveiled in Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in Spring 2019. We also supported the 2018 Compassion Arts Festival, in which three of our grantees were featured.