Framing AIDS is Queens' Annual Observance of World AIDS Day Through The Arts. The event raises awareness about HIV/AIDS affecting many communities in the borough. Coinciding with World AIDS Day, FRAMING AIDS takes place in December offering a comprehensive multidisciplinary cultural program: Art Exhibitions, Art Workshops, Film Screenings, and Online Multimedia Projects.

Framing AIDS is QMAD’s annual arts and media program that raises awareness about HIV/AIDS affecting the diverse communities of Queens and NYC at large. Coinciding with World AIDS Day and Day With(out) Art, a national day of action to recognize and promote increased programming of cultural events that draw attention to the continuing global pandemic, FRAMING AIDS has been recognized as Queens' Annual Observance of World AIDS Day Through the Arts. As the only multidisciplinary program of its kind in the borough, Framing AIDS has had  six successful years since its inception in 2005.

The following is an online documentation of the program and its yearly events.
QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, is a non-for profit cultural organization co-founded and presently under the direction of New Media Artist, Hector Canonge. QMAD produces and implements programs in the arts communications media to encourage Queen’s multicultural communities to actively participate in the forging of an artistic identity for the borough.  Based on one of the city’s most diverse areas, QMAD acknowledges the artistic potential of residents in Queens, and facilitates access to educational activities, cultural events and resources so people participating in the various programs can gain agency in their creative and artistic goals. All QMAD’s programs are FREE OF CHARGE and of benefit to underserved populations of the borough.

As part of World AIDS Awareness, QMAD created and produced Framing AIDS since 2005.  The program is intended to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS affecting the communities of Queens, and NYC at large.  Hosted by institutions like Queens Library, Elmhurst Hospital Center, La Guardia Performing Arts Center at La Guardia Community College, The Queens Museum, and in partnership with local organizations like AIDS Center of Queens County, ACQC, MetroPlus, APICHA and other non for profits like Scenarios USA, and VISUAL AIDS, FRAMING AIDS has become Queen’s Annual Observance of World AIDS Day Through the Arts.

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