is an international network
of scholars, artists, and activists committed
to ending the global AIDS epidemic.
With more than 33 million people currently
infected with HIV around the world, and less
than 10% receiving state-of-the-art care,
the need for an innovative response is urgent.
The UCLA Art and Global Health Center and
MAKE ART/STOP AIDS
are founded on the principle that artists
are an essential part of anti-AIDS efforts.
Artists are able to shape transformative insights
and possibilities that literally redirect
how people think and act. Our initiatives
seek to unleash the transformative power of
the arts by:
1) Advancing an awareness and appreciation
for the power of art to address crisis,
2) Establishing artists as key partners in
AIDS interventions around the world, and
3) Inspiring attitudinal change through the
production and dissemination of powerful,
Funders have included UNAIDS, UNESCO, the Andy
Warhol Foundation, UC MEXUS, the World Bank,
and the Ford Foundation, among others.