The Motorcycle Arts Foundation (MAF) was created in response to the tremendous creativity centered on motorcycles for over 100 years. Whether in writing, painting, photography, film, sculpture, or modifying motorcycles themselves as an art form, the MAF exists to support the creation and exposure of the motorcycle arts. We also sponsor exploration and research into the history of creativity around motorcycles, for publication online or in print, and public exhibitions about the motorcycle arts, both past and present.
The Motorcycle Arts Foundation originated in 2016 from the team of Corinna Mantlo (Founder of the Motorcycle Film Festival), Sasha Tcherevkoff (Man & Moto), and Paul d’Orléans (TheVintagent.com, Cycle World). Their career-long dedication to the motorcycle arts, and history of creating events celebrating them, made the idea of a non-profit Foundation a natural next step. The goal of the MAF is to support individuals and organizations making great projects happen, and to organize media, events and exhibitions to feature their work. Our first museum exhibition, Custom Revolution, is currently on view at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.