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Buy Art and Design to Support Ukraine: Sales and Auctions Now Running
Find out how photographers, artists and designers are raising money for Ukraine’s humanitarian aid and find out how to buy their work
Galvanized by the growing human tragedy of the war in Ukraine, many creators felt compelled to offer their help in the best way they knew how: by leveraging their resources and networks to raise money for aid organizations. charity by selling art, photography and design. to those of us willing to buy it.
Among a host of compelling initiatives, here are art and design sales and auctions currently taking place to aid the relief effort in Ukraine.
Tombola “Win an Agnès” by SCP
End: March 31, 2022
London-based design destination SCP is hosting a furniture raffle to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in support of the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. The raffle invites people to enter by donating £10 per ticket, and the winner, drawn after the closing date, will receive a piece of furniture of their choice from the ‘Agnes’ range of furniture, designed by Kay + Stemmer and comprising freestanding shelves, a coffee table and a coat rack, in oak and walnut. One hundred percent of the funds raised will go directly to CED.
An impression for Ukraine
Discipline: architectural photography
End: March 27, 2022
Arts Pavilion152018, taken in Saya Park, South Korea, designed by Álvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira. © Fernando Guerra
The Mass Collective, a group of primarily London-based architectural photographers, is holding a sale of some of its most popular – yet affordable – prints to help raise money for those affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine in supporting the British Red Cross emergency appeal. “What is happening now is a major concern for all of us, and through this initiative we want to bring our community together and donate our prints to charity to raise money for the British Red Cross in Ukraine. We are confident that our photographs can raise a substantial amount to contribute to all the generous donations that are currently being collected to help Ukrainians,’ the founding members of the Mass Collective said in a statement.
International Creatives for Ukraine, led by Marcin Rusak
End: March 31, 2022
Top row, from left: ‘Touched’ table lamp by Studio Truly Truly; ‘Osis Block Flat’ Table by Llot Llov; and ‘Untitled IV’ from Sonia Szóstak’s ‘Fortune Teller Told Me’ series. Bottom row, from left: Julie Nelson’s ship ‘Rose Ripple Spine II’; ‘Meteorite Vessel Honey’ by Alexa Lixfeld; and vase from the ‘Clay’ collection by Formafantasma for Bitossi
Raising funds for Poland’s Fundacja Ocalenie, Warsaw-based designer Marcin Rusak makes the most of Instagram’s immediacy, auctioning off original pieces donated by international designers such as Formafantasma, Faye Toogood, Bethan Laura Wood , Max Lamb, Simone Bodmer-Turner and many more.
End: March 31, 2022
Tania & Roman
Buy photographic prints to benefit three carefully chosen initiatives – Voices of Children, which provides psychological and psychosocial support to children; Vostok-SOS, which provides assistance to victims of military aggression; and Libereco, specializing in humanitarian aid – in this sale organized by Neu Workshop, a community-based, non-profit multipurpose project, and publishing firm Jetzt, which are funded by the Germany-based creative studio, CNP studio. Prints cost €50 including postage. Featured photographers include Diana Lange, Anton Belinskiy, Mariia Vydrenko and Tania & Roman.
Artists in danger
End: April 30, 2022
Tacita Dean, detail of paradise2021. © Tacita Dean, 2022
A new charity print sale featuring leading artists – including Nan Goldin, Isaac Julien, Jeremy Deller, Anne Imhof and Thomas Demand – has been curated by Johannesburg-born artist Adam Broomberg in partnership with Artists at Risk (AR), a non-profit organization operating at the intersection of human rights and the arts. For the first round of the initiative, each artist has donated an artwork as an open edition print which will be available for purchase until April 30, 2022 through the Solidarity Prints website. Each edition is priced at €200 per edition, with all proceeds from sales helping to facilitate emergency travel, shelter and financial support to enable affected artists in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and beyond to find Security. A special edition box containing all 70 prints is available for €14,000.
Fast Forward Print Sale with Ukrainian female artists
Fast Forward: Women in Photography, a research project based at the University of the Creative Arts UK and promoting women in photography worldwide, uses its platform to help Ukrainian women artists raise funds for charities working on the ground in Ukraine. Fast Forward covers printing and postage costs. All proceeds from the sale will go directly to smaller charities helping civilians, especially women, children and the elderly in Ukraine. Charitable organizations include Ukrainian Womanity (Zaporizzia), FreeUa (Kramatorsk) and Patriot (Melitopol). The minimum donation per print is £50; editions are limited and vary by image. Participating Ukrainian artists 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.