I work for a charity which hosts and annual exhibition at the Royal College of Art every year.
We raise vital funds for UK Youth. Now in its 27th year, Art for Youth London is a hugely popular exhibition which is well on the way to raising £2 million for the national youth work charity, UK Youth.
This annual event has given thousands of young artists the chance to exhibit and sell their oil paintings, watercolours, 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 £5,000, are offered for sale by approximately 140 artists.
The two-day exhibition attracts over 2,000 visitors
My role is to help choose new artists for the show, as well as a member of the design team for the invitations, and as an assisting curator.
We also have an auction, where art for the more serious collector will be donated by a number of distinguished artists. This year Tracey kindly donated an original artwork for the charity.
The art will go under the hammer for 100% profit to the charity UK Youth.
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
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.
By learning how to get on with and work well with others, young people, through UK Youth programmes, develop the practical skills necessary to gain entry to ongoing training and employment. More information is available at www.ukyouth.org.
Patron HRH The Princess Royal
President Nigel Mansell CBE
Chairman Anne Stoneham MBE
Chief Executive Dominic Cotton