Working quietly and behind the scenes, AAF has helped dozens of artists around the country pursue their artistic endeavors and fulfill their unique role and function in society. In addition to the many performance opportunities AAF has made possible, we have provided direct funding that has helped pay for: equipment, supplies and materials, performance fees, recording projects, promotional costs, tour support, community concert programs, repairs, medical and dental bills, rental fees and professional service. Perhaps even more importantly, we have been steadfast in our efforts to educate people as to the benefits of art and the importance of funding artists. Throughout history, art has been made possible and available through patronage and philanthropy. AAF looks to carry on and further instigate this noble tradition.