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.

  • The Artist+ Registry & Archive Project

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

  • Artists+ Material Grants

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

  • Curatorial Residency

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

  • Exhibitions

    Visual AIDS produces contemporary art exhibitions to raise public dialogue around HIV/AIDS since 1995

  • Web Gallery

    Monthly online gallery, featuring Visual AIDS artist members selected by guest curators.

  • Public Events

    Using art as a catalyst, Visual AIDS works with various communities to present public events about HIV, activism and social justice.

  • Books & Catalogs

    A collection of Visual AIDS publications and exhibition catalogs

  • Tote Bags

    Carry your awareness! Tote bags are a fashionable and practical way to encourage HIV awareness and conversation.

  • Play Smart

    ​Play Smart are fun and sexy trading cards that promote harm reduction, HIV testing and post-exposure prophylaxis.

  • Print+ Editions & Broadsides

    FREE Artist designed posters, stickers, postcards, balloons, and buttons to raise AIDS awareness

  • The Red Ribbon Project

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

  • 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.

  • Annual Benefit

    Visual AIDS Vanguard Awards (VAVA)

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

  • Annual Benefit

    Postcards from The Edge

    Exhibition and benefit sale of thousands of anonymous postcard-sized works of art by famous and emerging artists.

  • Benefit Print Editions

    Limited editions prints by contemporary artists to benefit Visual AIDS