FUNDRAISING IN 2022
In 2022, we took on a whole range of fundraising activities – it was a year of a lot of experimenting with locations and working out the best route for Art4Action moving forward. We entered into collaboration with the Isle Of Purbeck Arts Club charity to create a Young Artist Support Fund. This was to support the charity in their work creating opportunities and support for young people locally in Purbeck, Dorset.
In total, we raised £1,712.19 for various charitable causes. This included The Young Artists Support Fund (£666.49), Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe (£647.70), and Dorset MND (£398).
April - Exhibition at Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe
Our first event of the year was held at Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe in Wareham. It was a three day exhibition, featuring work from Cliff Towler, Ian Hargreaves, and Rob Adams.
The exhibition raised £102.36 for the Young Artist Support Fund in collaboration with the Isle of Purbeck Arts Club charity and £84.90 for Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe.
JUNE - MARCH 2023 - rolling exhibition at Knoll House Hotel
From June 2022 until the end of March 2023, we have had a rolling exhibition at Knoll House Hotel, with different artists exhibiting each month/couple of months.
This exhibition raised £103 for our Young Artist Support Fund in collaboration with the Isle of Purbeck Arts Club charity over the course of 2022.
June - 'a purbeck perspective' exhibition at the haven hotel, sandbanks
A group of Art4Action artists organised this exhibition at Haven Hotel in Sandbanks.
The funds raised, £398, were donated to Dorset MND.
JULY - Exhibition at Not Just Sundaes Community CafE
We held another exhibition at Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe in July. This raised £71.33 for the Isle Of Purbeck Arts Club charity and £47.55 for Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe.
AUGUST - Exhibition at Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe
Our third exhibition at Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe raised £139.80 for the Isle of Purbeck Arts Club charity and £93.20 for Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe.
SEPTEMBER - EXHIBITION AT NORDEN COTTAGE
During September, Art4Action artist Phil Hill and his wife Beverly very kindly organised an exhibition to support Art4Action, inviting fellow artists to exhibit alongside Phil at Norden Cottage.
Their efforts raised £250 that was donated to the Isle of Purbeck Arts Club Charity for the Young Artist Support Fund.
CHRISTMAS ONLINE ART AUCTION
Over 30 artists came together for our online Christmas Art Auction, with items ranging from jewellery to paintings, from sculpture to prints.
The auction was held on Easy Live Auctions, a well established national online auction website.
The aim behind the auction was to raise funds for Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe, a local Wareham charity who do a lot for the community, from hosting the Community Fridge to being a Warm Place.
We raised £422.05 for Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe through the auction.
We want to give many thanks to the artists involved in the auction, who were: Annabelle Narey, Caroline Nairn, Cathy Veale, Cliff Towler, David Cole, David Crompton, Ed Marriott, Eddie Burrows, Emma Gluyas, Gill Williams, Gina Marshall, Helen Menges, Ian Hargreaves, Ian Hedley, Jenny Frankland, Jill Marsdens, Jude F. Taylor, Kitty Wass, Linda Courtney, Lynn Kirkland, Lyn Mills, Mark Pender, Mark Titman, Nicola Stockley, Phil Hill, Roger Lockey, Sophie Clarke, Sharon Raymond, Sophia Lewis-Fry, Sue Clifford, Tim Rose, Wendy Jump.
Sophia Lewis-Fry of Art4Action presenting the cheque to the staff at Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe