• Andrew Haslen - Singing Whitethroat
    Andrew Haslen - Singing Whitethroat
  • Vadim Gorbatov - Evening, bats
    Vadim Gorbatov - Evening, bats
  • Jonathan Yule - Moonlit cows
    Jonathan Yule - Moonlit cows
  • Denis Clavreul - At school
    Denis Clavreul - At school
  • Art for the Love of Sark - Project book
    Art for the Love of Sark - Project book

Welcome to the Artists for Nature Foundation

Established in 1990 Artists for Nature Foundation (ANF) is a unique organisation that uses the creative output of artists producing paintings,  drawings, prints and sculptures, inspired and mostly created on location by renowned and talented artists from all over the world as a medium to draw attention to the need for nature to be appreciated as an essential element of sustainable development.

ANF is a small and flexible organisation that cooperates closely with internationally recognised organisations and NGO's like World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Crossbill Foundation, the Wildlife Trusts in the UK, Birdlife International and others. With the headoffice based in the Netherlands, ANF has branches in several countries around the globe.

ANF acts as a catalyst for nature conservation and is not itself a formal nature conservation organisation. It draws the attention of policy-formulators and decision-makers to the natural world  by enabling  groups of influential and talented artists to capture the spirit of endangered landscapes and species in their natural habitat. Professionally mounted exhibitions of their artworks, DVD's and books that tell the story of each project and place have become collector's items show and tell the stories of the specific project.  All the paintings, drawings, original prints and sculptures - as well as the project books are for sale. Please see the ANF webshop.

Over time the many publications and exhibitions of the artwork have contributed significantly to the efforts of biologists, ecologists, planners, politicians and many others, charged with protecting the natural world. ANF is proud of its 12 succesful projects on 4 continents involving over 130 artists that it has planned, facilitated, raised funds for, project managed and completed with great success - and to great acclaim.

ANF's work is endorsed by former world leaders like former US President Jimmy Carter and royal family members as Queen Noor of Jordan, King Juan Carlos of Spain, Prince Philip of the UK and the late Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands.

Ysbrand Brouwers,
Founder of ANF

News

New Project: Mongolia, May 2020

Together with the Massachusetts Audubon society, The Art Council of Mongolia, and several Mongolia based NGO’s, we are preparing a large project to support the in general not well-managed National Parks of Mongolia. The project has been planned for May-June 2020. Soon you will read more about this exiting new…

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New Project: Mongolia, May 2020
New Project: Lad/Hedrehely, Hungary 2018 – 2019

New Project: Lad/Hedrehely, Hungary 2018 – 2019

To celebrate the 25 anniversary of the 3500 hectares large estate “Westerheide” owned by the Jankovich de Jeszeniche family in the south of Hungary, ANF has been asked to organise a small project to connect and reconnect the family, staff and the villagers with the value and biodiversity of the…

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Dead Sea project Exhibition

ANF is delighted to share with you the location and dates of the exhibition of its 2017 project “Bringing the Dead Sea to Life”. This project took place around the Dead Sea surrounded Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories. The exhibition will take place in: De oude School Kortenhoefsedijk 145…

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Dead Sea project Exhibition
Greg Poole obituary

Greg Poole obituary

To our great shock and regret, we had to say goodbye to our friend the artist Greg Poole. I made the first preparation trip for the ANF project in India together with Greg and the late John Busby 24 years ago. An unforgettable trip and so many very fond memories…

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ANF heeft de ANBI status verkregen

ANF is sinds begin dit jaar een als ‘Algemeen Nut Beoogende Instelling’ (ANBI) geregistreerde stichting. Dit betekent dat u ANF als particulier of namens uw bedrijf op een fiscaal vriendelijke manier kunt steunen. Uw eenmalige of periodieke gift is dan aftrekbaar van uw inkomsten- of vennootschapsbelasting. Support ANF

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ANF heeft de ANBI status verkregen

Recent Projects

Martin Rinik - Bearded Vulture over Masada

Denis Clavreul - Sark village, the avenue

Please support the “The ArtBirds for Nature" NOW!

Birds have inspired generations of artists to create a vast body of work that reflects their passion for the natural world. Their efforts help raise awareness about conservation through exhibitions, books and educational projects. But with increasing pressure on species and habitats from development, agriculture, tourism, hunting, and industrialization, the source of all that inspiration is under threat.

That is why the ArtBirds – a team involved professionally in creating artworks about wildlife and the natural world – are hugely excited about being able to contribute to The Champions of the Flyway project and proud to support bird conservation. If we can’t identify it, we’ll draw it instantly and check later! And the art will become part of the fundraising effort!

Please support our unique team as we draw birds to cross the finish line!

Blog: Bringing the Dead Sea to Life

"Artists for Nature Foundation has recognized that artists can make a significant contribution to the conservation of nature by conveying the feeling and atmosphere of a scene in a way that is quite unique….an eloquent testimony to the concern of artists for the future of the natural world"

 

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh President Emeritus of World Wide Fund for Nature

"Nature is not only a matter of numbers and facts, but also a matter of the heart…
Artists are often able to give shape to this love and to make it visible and comprehensible to others"

 

HRH the late Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands

"Art for the love of Sark, the Jubilee year project for the Artists for Nature Foundation has had a hugely positive effect on the Islanders. The school children in particular gained so much through their work with the visiting ANF artists. Nature education and conservation now play a regular part in their schooling. Sark also continues to gain much positive publicity through the project book and film."

 

Michael Beaumont OBE Seigneur of Sark

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