We need your help to raise £367.00 to match fund the national tour of 36point7 - a HIV/AIDs awareness light art project.
By the end of 2016, there were approximately 36.7 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS.
In 2018, we are encouraged to support many causes by wearing a charity ribbon - a symbol that we have grown so acclimatized to that Curious Arts felt the original AIDS Awareness ribbon had lost its distinctiveness.
Visibility is vital as HIV & AIDS is a global issue which in 2015 the World Health Organisation still recognised as a top 5 cause of death in low income economies. We must also not forget the legacy of those lost and silenced in the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980’s in the UK.
In 2017, we challenged North East Artist and Neon Maker, Stuart Langley (Over, Curious Festival 2016) to reimagine the World AIDS Day charity ribbon and create an artwork that would ensure visibility for the 36.7 million people globally living with HIV/AIDS.
Starting at Gateshead Millennium Bridge on May 19th as part of The Late Shows, 36point7 by Stuart Langley will tour the nation raising awareness for the 36.7 million affected within local communities. In particular those with a higher rate of HIV/AIDS diagnosis, such as migrants and sub communities of wider LGBTQ community, through its accompanying outreach programme.
BUT we can't achieve this without your help - any contribution you are able to make will support us to raise awareness of, represent and ensure the visibility of all those affected by HIV/AIDS around the world whilst not forgetting those lost in the crisis of the 80's and the impact which is still felt today.
All profits from 36point7 will be donated to support the work of HIV/AIDS focused charities in the North East. Please note this is a minimum and if we exceed our target of £367.00, the more funds raised, the larger the donation to communities directly affected by HIV/AIDS in our region. We also will continue to tour the neon artwork and build in a contribution to each touring fee to ensure ongoing fundraising for HIV/AIDS charities for the life of the project.
Thank you for your support!
Please share our campaign on social media using the hashtag: #36point7