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The Mouth and Foot Painting Artists has been operating in America since 1961. The American publishing house, originally located in Buffalo, New York, moved its offices to Atlanta, Georgia, in July 2000.
The American MFPA is a member of the International Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, which conducts its affairs from the headquarters in Liechtenstein. This location was originally chosen because of its neutral role in post-war politics, its central position in Europe and the advantages of the internationally acceptable Swiss Franc.

The managing board of the Association makes all of the important decisions and oversees the work of the few able-bodied administration and professional staff employed by the organization.

The Association’s administrative costs are closely controlled, amounting to approximately six percent of annual income. A small number of able-bodied staff are employed to look after marketing, distribution and those matters with which the disabled artists need expert advice or cannot physically cope themselves.

There are currently more than 70 disabled artists working in the United States, 9 of whom are full or associate members.
The Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists of the World, registered society, (VDMFK) supports artists who, due to disability or disease, cannot create their works of art with their hands, but have to use their mouths or their feet. From a small group of 18 mouth and foot painting artists, the VDMFK developed over the course of the years into an association which is active worldwide and already represented in 74 countries of the world with currently about 726 artists.

The milestones of this worldwide active association are described under "Timeline“. Its 50-year existence was duly celebrated in 2007 in Austria's capital city, Vienna.

You can find out how to join the association under the menu items "Scholarships" and "Membership". All mouth and foot painting artists who belong to the association worldwide, are listed under "Artists worldwide". Gain an insight into the life and creative work of these people who achieve outstanding artistic work despite their partly severe physical disabilities.

A short film portrait has been produced about some of our artists which you can look at via the website. Have a look at the "Film portrait list", it is being constantly expanded. It is well worth visiting here again and again!

If you would like to know where in the world the VDMFK has organised major exhibitions during the course of its more than 50-year existence, you are in the right category with "International exhibitions".