In light of the recent humanitarian crisis, the CAS would like to direct your attention to the work of several visual arts organisations who have created valuable initiatives to raise much-needed funds.
We encourage you to follow the links below to explore ways in which you can support:
Artist Support Pledge
In response to the war in Ukraine, Artist Support Pledge founder Matthew Burrows MBE and artist curator Zavier Ellis of Ellis Smith Projects have come together to launch Ukraine Support Pledge.
For one month – until Sunday April 3rd 2022 – artists are offering their work on Instagram for just £200 ($200 / €200) using the hashtags #ukrainesupportpledge and #artistsupportpledge. Buyers message the artist to confirm availability, donate to this page, screengrab their donation to prove purchase, and the work is shipped.
Art 4 Ukraine
Ukrainian and international art photographers including Martin Parr, Elena Subach, Niels Ackermann, Sasha Kurmaz, Vanessa Winship, William Keo, Ira Lupa, Justyna Mielnikiewicz and many more have donated works for sale. All prints cost £100, including delivery, and profits will be split between two charities, Choose Love and War Child, to use on programmes assisting Ukrainian families and children affected by the conflict. Production is by Theprintspace, a carbon-neutral fine art printing service.
Pictures for Purpose
Ends 24 March
Pictures for Purpose is a platform launched in 2020 to raise awareness and funds for urgent causes through the medium of photography. The sale for Ukraine is Pictures for Purpose’s third edition, and is raising funds for World Central Kitchen, which provides fresh meals to refugees as well as those who remain in the country. The platform also offers artists the option of receiving 25 per cent of the proceeds from the sale of their work – perhaps a lifeline for Ukrainian photographers, whether they have fled violence or remained.
Fast Forward Print Sale with Ukrainian female artists
Fast Forward: Women in Photography, a research project based at the UK’s University for the Creative Arts and promoting women in photography worldwide, is using its platform to help Ukrainian female artists raise money for charities working on the ground in Ukraine. Fast Forward is covering the costs of printing and postage. All proceeds from the sale will go directly to smaller charities helping civilians, especially women, children and older people in Ukraine. Charities include Ukrainian Womanity (Zaporizzia), FreeUa (Kramatorsk) and Patriot (Melitopol). The minimum donation per print is £50; editions are limited and vary depending on the image. Participating artists from Ukraine are: Daria Bedernichek, Lubov Chornenka, Oksana Demianec, Adriana Dovha , Eva Dzhyshyashvili, Anneta Gluschenko, Maria Kazvan, Uliana Kocur-Skalacka, Kate Kutsevol, Daria Kuzmina, Daryna Momot, Eugenia Stanishevska, Nalina Vaine, Nadiia Volkova, Polina Zabizhko.
A Print for Ukraine
The Mass Collective, a group of architectural photographers mostly based in London, is holding a sale of some of its most popular – yet affordable – prints to help raise funds for those affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine by supporting the British Red Cross emergency appeal. ‘What’s currently happening is a major concern for all of us, and through this initiative we want to bring together our community and charitably donate our prints to raise funds for the British Red Cross in Ukraine. We trust our photography can raise a substantial amount to contribute to all the generous donations that are currently being collected to help Ukrainians,’ the Mass Collective’s founding members said in a statement.