WHAT IS ART4ACTION?
OUR MISSION AND VALUES
We strongly believe in the importance of the arts.
We want to support artists and makers, no matter what stage of career that they are in.
We champion shopping small and supporting independent artists and makers.
We value community and kindness.
Art4Action began life in 2020 as a family project, created by husband and wife Malcolm and Julie, their daughter Sophia, and occasionally their son Matthew for some technical assistance.
It started as a simple idea, wanting to help local artists, upon seeing the impact that Covid-19 was having and how this had affected PAW (Purbeck Art Weeks), with events being cancelled and artists losing out on being able to exhibit and sell work. This combined with a desire to raise money for charities in response to the ongoing Covid crisis.
In 2021, we moved on from solely online auctions to organise two exhibitions held in Wareham, Dorset, as well as developing this website. In 2022, Sophia took the lead in Art4Action, with plans to continue hosting regular online auctions and occasional in person events. You can read more about our fundraising during 2022 here.