World AIDS Day 2012 part.9

Let’s go back to arts for a little while. These are several organizations that combat AIDS through creative products and contemporary art.


ArtAids employs art in the fight against Aids by inviting leading artists to produce work dealing with Aids and related issues. These works of art are used to raise public consciousness and to encourage involvement. ArtAids furthermore initiates and supports projects aimed at preventing and fighting Aids.

The ArtAids foundation was set up by the Dutch writer and art collector Han Nefkens, owner of the H+F Collection. Nefkens’ discovery in 1987 that he was HIV positive brought about a radical change in his life. He came to realise that he was living in injury time; each moment is important to him. Han Nefkens sees the intensity of that experience reflected in the world of art, and has decided to use art to increase awareness of the Aids problem and to improve the lives of those living with HIV. Nefkens has established separate ArtAids organisations in the Netherlands, Thailand and Spain.

Now that ArtAids has a Barcelona base, regular activities will be organized in the city and in Catalonia. HIVACAT will be the beneficiary of the funds raised by the Foundation through its activities in Catalonia. ArtAids also makes direct contributions to the Fundació de Lluita contra la SIDA(Fight Aids Foundation), which is based at the Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol (Can Ruti) and works on the development of research to optimize treatment for HIV and related health problems.

More about ArtAids here.

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Utilizing Contemporary ArtVisual AIDS enables public dialogue and scholarship around AIDS and contemporary art with exhibitions, public events, and publications. Each year we produce and distribute thousands of free, AIDS awareness, artist editions through our Broadsides project. Visual AIDS has successfully produced a variety of open call exhibitions, catalogs, and printed matter. Year-round we collaborate with teachers and students to facilitate research and special projects.

More about Visual AIDS here.

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Art for AIDS is San Francisco’s premier art event benefiting one of the nation’s leading AIDS service organizations, the UCSF Alliance Health Project. and is a juried live and silent auction. Please join us and support the Alliance Health Project (formerly the AIDS Health Project) with your winning bid!

New in 2012—BUY IT NOW! option now available on every artist’s page. If you see something you love and want to BUY IT NOW!, just select the BUY IT NOW! link, and it’s yours.

Our event finale includes the legendary Certificate Auction featuring exhilarating items from our partner businesses in and around San Francisco, including, the San Francisco Ballet, Asian Art Museum, The deYoung, Delfina Pizzeria, Range Restaurant, The Four Seasons, Meadowood, Domaine Chandon, Kenwood Vineyards, John Francis Spa, Arthaus Gallery, Secession Art and Design, and many more.

Please visit our Certificate Donor page to learn about supporting Art for AIDS by donating a gift certificate of $100 or more or click on the link to the right.

More about Art for AIDS here.

This year RAP did not manage to do a WAD event, so apologies for that! One of our artists have been deported from Singapore (he is not a Singaporean) because of his HIV status. In the midst of helping him for his appeal, we are sorry for missing our annual WAD event.



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