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
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.
- Wednesday 20 November, 6pm to 9pm
- Thursday 21 November, 11am to 3pm (free) and 6pm to 9pm
- Royal College of Art
- Kensington Gore
- SW7 2EU
- Wednesday: £15 in advance, £18 on the door
- Thursday: £12.50 in advance, £15 on the door