The Artist Response Forum is an ongoing series of events in which artists are invited to create short-form original pieces in response to a topical event or global issue. The purpose of this series is to shorten the time between the event and the artistic response. Each forum, between 6-10 artists respond to the topic using hybrid performance forms often including dance, mulit-media and poetry, in an expedited 2 week workshop period. The final performances take place at site-specific locations throughout New York City. We encourage international submissions, in order to widen the conversation to a global audience. Our forums have included artists from: Iran, Israel/Palestine, Columbia, Lebanon, and the U.A.E. The events are always social and are followed by a party where the audience can directly interact with the artists, ask questions, meet new people, and broaden their understanding of the topic.