For People Living With HIV and AIDS
Mission PAW is a project for people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) to enjoy greater dignity by expressing themselves through art (painting and Chinese calligraphy) as a positive way to prevent and address HIV/AIDS issues in China and globally.
People living with HIV and AIDS can overcome discrimination, reduce social stigma, promote tolerance, and connect with people of all ages and walks of life by participating in Positive Art Workshop (PAW) community art activities.
Enable people living with HIV and AIDS to generate an income by marketing their artwork (+Art).
Promote HIV/AIDS awareness through +Art designs and products (screensavers, e-cards, T-shirts, notebooks, mugs, and custom designed products for corporate clients).
Create links between the art community and the Positive Art Workshop using art as a means for people living with HIV and AIDS to integrate back into society.
Improve AIDS treatment and care throughout greater China by expanding the Positive Art Workshop out of the hospital and into community canters.
Increase access and affordability to HIV/AIDS drugs through business partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry in WTO countries.
The Positive Art Workshop was created by La Casa art projects (Jose Abad and Diana Valarezo) in collaboration with Dalida Turkovic from Small Steps (China) Ltd. The PAW began in December 2002 at Beijing’s You’An hospital, a leading Chinese hospital for AIDS treatment and care.
Special Thanks To Our Supporters
Beijing You’An Hospital
Red Cross Society
Western Academy of Beijing
Marie Stopes/ China（中国）
Sponsored by Ford Foundation