PPD – Art For Youth

PPD – Art For Youth


I received an email back in January of this year, asking me if I wanted to be on the committee of “art for youth”, a charity art exhibition, where the artist donates 35% of their sales to UK  YOUTH.

I had been to the exhibition the year before and met one of the members. I enjoyed the show as a whole, but I had many opinions and ideas I wanted to share with the organisers. So I thought why not join the committee?

 This annual event has given thousands of young artists the chance to exhibit and sell their oil paintings, water-colours, sculpture, photographs and jewellery, whilst also giving art enthusiasts the opportunity to buy affordable works by talented contemporary artists.

 Over 1,000 works of art, valued from £200 to £4,000, are for sale by approximately 140 artists. The annual show is held at the Royal College of Art, London.


About the charity:

  • Raising vital funds for UK Youth for over 25 years
  • Now in its 26th year, Art for Youth London is a hugely popular exhibition which has raised over 
£1 million for the national youth work charity, UK Youth.
  • This popular two-day exhibition attracts over 2,000 visitors, so it is recommended that you 
pre-order your tickets.


  • About UK Youth
  • UK Youth’s charitable network supports more than 750,000 young people, 7,000 youth groups, clubs and projects and more than 40,000 volunteer and part-time youth workers throughout 
the UK.
  • All UK Youth projects encourage social inclusion and foster self-confidence by helping young people to select, plan and lead in activities that are based on their interests. They give a voice to young people who are too rarely heard and build values that will remain useful throughout their lives. Its programmes confront vital youth issues such as: missed learning accreditation; coping with family break-up; bullying; how to say no to drink and drugs; young mother’s assistance; help for young carers and road safety.


  • Patron                  HRH The Princess Royal
  • President             Nigel Mansell CBE
  • Chairman             Bill Crothers
  • Chief Executive   Charlotte Hill


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What do I do?

As well as being a member of the the new artists committee, [This is the board of people who accept or reject the works for the show], I also was left in charge of the designing of the invitation. An example of what we discussed in the last meeting:

  • Launch Party & Exhibition Invitation update
  • Progress  on:
  • a) Select Artists and New Artists
  • b) Raise sponsors
  • c) Mystery Art
  • d) Auction
  • e) Silent Auction
  • f) Raffle
  • g) Web and PR  updates 

Mainly,this example was a discussion about how we were going to get sponsors. What contacts could we use. Ideas for the auction and choosing layouts for the press release.

  • When
  • Wednesday 20 November, 6pm to 9pm
  • Thursday 21 November, 11am to 3pm (free) 
and 6pm to 9pm


  • Where
  • Royal College of Art
  • Kensington Gore
  • London
  • SW7 2EU


  • Tickets
  • Wednesday: £15 in advance, £18 on the door
  • Thursday: £12.50 in advance, £15 on the door


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