For more than 55 years the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (AMFPA) have supported artists who, due to handicap or illness, have created works of art with their mouth or feet.
Because of their handicap these artists have a harder time selling their work than the average artist. The Association helps them distribute their artwork and gives them a base to work with without anxiety. It allows them to determine the life they wish to lead by letting them support themselves.
The artwork created by these people is by no means a front for handouts. The Association excepts only those as "members" with high artistic standards. The personal abilities of each individual artist remains in the foreground, not his or her handicap. In this way, and only in this way can they find a place for themselves within the international art market.
The Association acquires the reproduction rights of a given artwork and distributes it internationally through their partner publishers in the form of different products. The original works are sold at exhibitions held throughout the world.
The AMFPA represents 800 mouth and foot painting artists in 74 countries around the world. They receive grants or are taken on as members and receive a regular income for their artistic proficiency.