Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
What Would An HIV Doula Do?
What Would An HIV Doula Do? is collective of artists, activists, academics, chaplains, doulas, healthcare practitioners, nurses, filmmakers, AIDS Service Organization employees, dancers, community educators, and others from across the HIV spectrum joined in response to the ongoing AIDS crisis. We understand a doula as someone in community who holds space for others during a time of transition. For us, HIV is a series of moments in someone’s life that does not start with diagnosis nor end with treatment or death. The collective organizes around testing, culture, and against HIV criminalization. The collective organizes around testing, culture, and against HIV criminalization. Foundational to our process is asking questions. hivdoula.tumblr.com