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Visual AIDS Call for Video Proposals: Day With(out) Art 2025

Application Deadline: June 26, 2024

Visual AIDS invites artists and filmmakers to submit proposals for new video works highlighting stories of harm reduction and drug use and their intersection with HIV. Videos will premiere on December 1, 2025 at over 150 venues worldwide as part of Day With(out) Art / World AIDS Day.

Up to five selected artists will receive a $3,000 honorarium to produce a short video work (6–8 minutes).

Theme: Drug Use & Harm Reduction

For Day With(out) Art 2025, Visual AIDS will commission five short videos that center the experiences of drug users and harm reduction practices as they intersect with the ongoing HIV crisis.

Eligibility

Visual AIDS welcome proposals from both emerging and established artists in a range of forms, including documentary, narrative, and experimental. Collaborative proposals are also welcome.

Anyone may submit a proposal, regardless of geographic location or HIV status. Artists and filmmakers who are living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

Proposals should be submitted in English but may be translated with Google Translate or ChatGPT prior to submission. For the second year we are offering a Spanish language application page, but request that all materials be provided in both Spanish and English.

Commissioned videos may be in any language. Visual AIDS will work with artists to produce English subtitles. Applicants should be aware that communication with Visual AIDS during the commission process will require some use of English, though we are happy to utilize translation tools over email and Zoom.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a 250 word video proposal, a personal statement, and work sample through the Google Form below. (A Google account is required to apply.)

Timeline

DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 26, 11:59PM EDT
All applicants will be notified by September 2024

Commissioned videos must be delivered by July 1, 2025. Artists will be expected to independently manage the production of their work while incorporating feedback from Visual AIDS staff throughout the process.

Videos will premiere at over 100 venues worldwide on December 1, 2025 to mark Day With(out) Art / World AIDS Day.

More Info: Visual AIDS Call for Video Proposals

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