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HUGE THANKS goes out to the growing Art Refuge community

Art Refuge is a small charity and we keep our running costs to a bare minimum, ensuring that every penny goes directly into delivering our programmes.


Supporting us, we are honoured to have a creative and dynamic community made up of individuals, friends, families, collectives and movements, fundraising through events such as art auctions, epic walks, marathons and open garden art sales. For some ideas on how you could fundraise, have a look at a few of the projects below:

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Bristol Clay held a private view ahead of their exhibition in central Bristol and sold 100 handmade beakers, with the entire proceeds going to Art Refuge. |  Art Refuge’s CEO, Bobby Lloyd, ran the Hackney half marathon to raise vital funds for our work. |  FUZE Bristol led by students from the University of Bristol held a dynamic year-long campaign to raise awareness and raise funds for both Black South West Network and Art Refuge, going out on a high with an incredible end of year extravaganza to showcase emerging talent from fashion, music and dance. |  @paperartistcollective have created a 2022 calendar with all profits going to Art Refuge. Fourteen freshly created pieces make up this beautiful collection to see you through the year.  |  @_positivepoetry crafted the beautiful 'In Other Words' a new zine series which holds a collective of hopeful voices in a beautiful A5 colour print.  |  @picturethis.home - a global online event for people all over the world to draw their version of home - past, present or future. The aim was to set a new world record for the number of people drawing online at the same time, simultaneously bringing in donated funds for Art Refuge and The Teapot Trust.  |  Artist, Deborah created a migration themed poster “Imagine - A Better World is Possible” a challenging, playful, uplifting monograph on how the creative imagination might guide us through these dark sad days’.  |  Artist, Hannah Gaffey, set up an online raffle and raised 134% of her Just Giving target.|  Artworks for Aid  began an epic online art auction.  | Traversing the Pyrenees  Naomi Press and Seth Wolpin walked an historical migrant route across the Pyrenees to raise funds for Art Refuge's work in northern France. |  Prints Charming held an exhibition and silent auction of prints from artists on the theme of folklore. | The Poppy Collective set up an open garden studio and collected art to sell. |  Artist and illustrator Sophie Martin has donated a generous percentage of her art and book sales to Art Refuge.  |  The Sinners Collective: hosting ongoing creative workshops in a variety of places for Art Refuge because “we believe in art as a vehicle to empower society”.  |  Crafternoon Tea: in Bristol which runs a children’s format afternoon tea for an adult audience, all proceeds going to Art Refuge.