Holistic. Dynamic. Transformative. These are the underlying themes of the Arts, Activism and AIDS Academy. This pilot initiative of the Stephen Lewis Foundation will bring together African frontline workers to explore the innovative ways in which they integrate the arts into their community response to the AIDS pandemic. Whether it’s the use of music, song, spoken word, street theatre, dance, memory books, body maps—the creative work of community-level organizations serves to remind us of the innovation, talent, vision and leadership they bring in the struggle to overcome the AIDS pandemic.