HEROES is pleased to announce the “Washing Away HIV/AIDS” Campaign.
Art has been an effective mechanism to inspire deep and lasting social change. This campaign’s goal is to elicit new actions, provoke new dialogue, and catalyze new ideas that facilitate social and political change as it relates to HIV/AIDS.
We are currently asking willing artists to produce an original artwork on a dish cloth. In an effort to make participation convenient and cost effective, HEROES will provide the dish cloth. We encourage artists to let their creativity soar; however, we do ask that each participating artist include a red ribbon somewhere in the artwork (does not have to be the focal point or subject matter). The final artwork will be featured in at least three museums around Louisiana, in web based media, broadcast media and campaign catalog. The campaign will conclude with a gala that will feature an art auction.
HEROES is a nonprofit organization who has educated, empowered, and supported persons living with HIV/AIDS and the community at large since 1999. HEROES is a relatively small organization; however, we have made huge advancements in the battle against HIV/AIDS in Louisiana by providing youth programs, art camps, retreats, workshops, support groups, and community events. Although HIV continues to be an underserved disease, HEROES continues to strive to remind all that the battle against HIV/AIDS is not over and that we must continue to help those who are living with HIV infection. This campaign will raise much needed funds to continue our work in conducting activities that decrease the number of new infections and increase services to those who are infected.
All participating artist will receive a tax-exemption letter that reflects the auctioned value of their artwork and a ticket to the gala which will be held in December of 2014. To receive your cloth, simply complete the attached Call for Artist form and return via email or mail.
We look forward to each invited artist creating an artwork that will reflect the ability of art to promote respect, love, and change in the battle against HIV/AIDS, as well as, celebrate the talent of all contributing artists.
For any further questions please contact Monica Johnson at (646) 709-3171.