Projects

Through producing and presenting visual arts projects, exhibitions, publications, and public forums, Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully engaged in creating dialogue and scholarship around HIV/AIDS today - while preserving a visual record of the work of HIV+ artists and supporting the creation of new artwork.

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Day Without Art

December 1st is Day With(out) Art, held each year as an international day of action and awareness in response to the AIDS crisis.
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The Artist+ Registry and Archive Project

The Artist+ Registry and Archive Project is the largest database and registry of works by visual artists with HIV/AIDS.
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Artist Projects

Artist Designed AIDS Awareness Projects - including posters, trading cards, stickers, balloons and more!
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Exhibitions

Visual AIDS produces contemporary art exhibitions to raise public dialogue around HIV/AIDS since 1995.
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LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN

LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN (LPW) is an international series of grassroots events that uses Valentines Day as a backdrop, creating a platform for individuals and communities to engage in public and private acts of love and caring for women living with HIV.
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Women's Empowerment Art Therapy Workshops

Using the power of art-making to reduce stigma, build community, and empower women living with HIV.
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Books & Catalogues

A collection of Visual AIDS' publications featuring artists, writers and activist in dialogue; exhibition catalogues; and monographs on under-recognized artists.
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Curatorial Residency

One month residency program co-sponsored by Visual AIDS and Residency Unlimited
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Web Gallery

Monthly online gallery, featuring Visual AIDS artist members selected by guest curators.
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Artists+ and Material Grants

The Artists+ Material Grants program supports HIV+ artists by providing funds for art supplies.
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Last Address Tribute Walk

Tribute walks to the last addresses of artists and cultural sites lost to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
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The Red Ribbon Project

The iconic Red Ribbon was created by the Visual AIDS Artists' Caucus in 1991.
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Benefit Print Editions

Visual AIDS works with renowned contemporary artists to commission limited editions prints. Proceeds from the sale of all print editions support the programs of Visual AIDS.
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Postcards From the Edge

Exhibition and benefit sale of thousands of anonymous postcard-sized works of art by famous and emerging artists.
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Visual AIDS Vanguard Awards (VAVA)

VAVA honors individuals who strengthen the cultural history of art activism and reinforce the mission of Visual AIDS.