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    Art Charities?

    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone knew about any art charities, as in charities that artists can donate to or maybe volunteer to create art for? I'd like to get more info about that sort of thing.

    I recently found the Drawing Dreams Foundation which works in a similar manner. They have auctions to raise money for art supplies for hospitalized children. You can see one of their current auctions here: http://www.biddingforgood.com/auctio...onId=152132596

    I'm looking for similar organizations. Also charities that want donations of art supplies.

    Thanks.


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    Inner city youth programs are often seeking people to help paint murals for neighborhoods, schools, and daycares.. or even spend time drawing with kids in afterschool daycare. That is, if you are okay dealing with kids.

    If you have any crayons and markers from elementary school laying around, those can be reused too. Not sure about any local organizations though.

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    I usually donate two paintings a year to my local public television station (Channel 9) for their art auction. Also I'm usually approached by various causes or fundraisers so I donate another one or two to these as well. I don't know about any large scale, organized type thing, I'm sure you can find plenty locally though.
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    Given the way the market is going, artists are going to have to be supported by charities themselves...

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    hello
    just some thoughts:
    1. Artist is rather like the general population, having those who are very rich and very poor.
    2. I think CA may organize some donation activities on a regular basis e.g. collect arts donated by members and then auction them for a specific purpose or specific organizations
    3. the link at the bottom of this thread has some more discussion on this topic.

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    There's a org that takes funds for illustrators and comic artist from the past with financial issues- CBDF also.
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