Art Aids Art is a nonprofit organization promoting education and sustainable economic development through the arts. Art Aids Art serves women and children through programs in impoverished townships surrounding Cape Town, South Africa.
With our U.S. office based in California, Art Aids Art’s American activities focus on educating the public about South African culture and the HIV/AIDS crisis through presentations at community centers and private home gatherings. Each year, the organization leads an intergenerational group of volunteers to Cape Town to provide services through our own programs and in collaboration with participating South African organizations.
In addition, Art Aids Art stimulates economic opportunity for South African artist collectives, purchasing artwork at Fair Trade prices and exhibiting it in the United States. Income from American art sales is reinvested into our projects in Cape Town.