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.
Visual AIDS produces contemporary art exhibitions to raise public dialogue around HIV/AIDS since 1995
Using art as a catalyst, Visual AIDS works with various communities to present public events about HIV, activism and social justice.
Artist Designed AIDS Awareness Projects - including posters, trading cards, stickers, balloons and more!
The Artist+ Registry and Archive Project is the largest database and registry of works by visual artists with HIV/AIDS.
The Artists+ Material Grants program supports HIV+ artists by providing funds for art supplies.
Monthly online gallery, featuring Visual AIDS artist members selected by guest curators.
One month residency program co-sponsored by Visual AIDS and Residency Unlimited
December 1st is Day With(out) Art, held each year as an international day of action and awareness in response to the AIDS crisis.
The iconic Red Ribbon was created by the Visual AIDS Artists' Caucus in 1991.
VAVA honors individuals who strengthen the cultural history of art activism and reinforce the mission of Visual AIDS.