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Host a Fundraiser
From Exhibitions, raffles and live music, to marathons and charity calendars
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:

The Great Pottery  Raffle!

We are absolutely delighted that Art Refuge has been chosen as the charity to receive the funds from the fabulous Great Pottery Raffle! With huge thanks to the wonderful 12 contestants of Series 5 - The Great Pottery Throw Down who wrote:

“THE 13TH SET - Back when we finished filming series 5 of The Great Pottery Throw Down we planned to make each other a small piece, so we each had a set of 12 things, to remind us of each other and the fantastic time we had together. But we thought it would be great if we made a 13th set. Something that we could sell to raise money for a charity. As clay is so close to all our hearts and with everything that is happening in the world with so many displaced people, we’re raising money to give to Art Refuge!

Come and see the 13th Set at Celebrating Ceramics

Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire

July 15-17 2022"

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Wish You Were Here Fundraising Exhibition & Raffle

Yorkton Workshops,
East London

1st-4th December 2021

In December 2021, we hosted Wish You Were Here, and raised over £14,000 to put towards our



More than 180 established and emerging artists from across the world generously donated a postcard-sized artwork (6x4 inches). These include: Cornelia Parker, Aida Silvestri, Eileen Cooper, Richard Deacon, Jeremy Deller, Rana Begum, Gillian Vaux, Grayson Perry, Cedric Christie, Majid Adin, Januário Jano, Liaqat Rasul… 

We exhibited these artworks across four days at Yorkton Workshops, and on the evening of our Private View, we hosted a digital raffle where all artworks were won!

Follow @artrefuge_wishyouwerehere to find out more.


Work Party hosted their 'The Local' entertainment night in Leeds, and helped us to raise over £500 towards our direct-project delivery.

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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.