Over the years we have worked on a number of philanthropic exhibitions, commissions, campaigns and creative projects supporting a wide range of charitable causes. Whether we are instigating a project or being invited to collaborate, we put philanthropy at the heart of our work wherever we can.
As part of our programme of exhibitions and events, we have regularly showcased exhibitions supporting a variety of charities. A percentage of the profits from these exhibitions have been raised for causes that resonate with the artists we are working with. Flora has many years of experience in the charity sector, and has sat on various arts charities, industry boards and committees over the years, including:
Previous Charitable ProjectsSOME OF THE PHILANTHROPIC PROJECTS WE HAVE WORKED ON INCLUDE:
SUPPORTING IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES IN CUBA
An exhibition of 15 Cuban artists with donations from sales going to Akokán, a severely impoverished, largely Afro-Cuban community made up of more than 2,000 people living on the periphery of Havana. Akokán provides support through the distribution of food and other services, such as for elderly people living alone and children.
improvING YOUNG PEOPLE’S MENTAL HEALTH
A major installation of 90 Ernest Race chairs transformed by leading artists, architects, designers and fashion icons, suspended from the atrium in Selfridges, London, to raise funds and awareness for The Art Room. The Art Room uses art to support children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. This project was supported by long-term partner, the Columbia Threadneedle Foundation.
aiding THE HUMANITARIAN EFFORT IN UKRAINE
An exhibition of over 50 artists on Chiltern Street, London, with donations from sales going to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. The DEC support vulnerable people in Ukraine, provide medical equipment and supplies for hospitals, and restore water supplies. They also support displaced people by providing shelter, psychological support, food and medicine.
PROVIDING CLEAN WATER TO THE NAVAJO PEOPLE
US artist Alex Merritt’s inaugural UK exhibition with donations from sales going to DigDeep’s The Navajo Water Project. Over 150 years ago, the Navajo tribe signed a treaty with the government giving up their land in exchange for housing, infrastructure and health care - yet over 30% still don’t have access to a tap or toilet at home. DigDeep bring clean, hot and cold running water to Navajo families across New Mexico, Utah and Arizona.
TACKLING CARBON EMISSIONS IN THE ART WORLD
We conceptualised and facilitated Carbon, an innovative fundraising exhibition at Frieze London for arts and environment charity Platform Earth. Leading UK artists created works using a pioneering carbon- negative ink made from sequestered air pollution. Proceeds went to the Sussex Kelp Restoration Project which, once restored, could sink the equivalent of London’s art industry’s annual emissions.
HELPING UKRAINIANS TO SEND HELP HOME
An exhibition of Ukrainian photography raising money for The Reflecting Light Charity Foundation to support the people of Ukraine. The artists involved in this exhibition wished to present a vision of pre-war Ukraine, focusing on Ukrainian tradition, routine and daily life, with candid photographs capturing the country and its people leading normal, peaceful lives before the Russian invasion.
PROTECTING BRAZILIAN RAINFOREST
A solo exhibition of works depicting trees and forests by painter Jelly Green, with donations from sales going to Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA), a Brazilian NGO which has planted more than 500,000 trees. This exhibition alone allowed REGUA to purchase and protect 20 acres of forest from deforestation.
RAISING AWARENESS OF BLIND CHILDREN IN THE UK
We engaged artist Robert Montgomery to create an artwork for RSBC, to raise awareness of the 36,000 children living with sight loss in the UK. A light poem was installed on a custom-made vehicle with exterior Braille messaging, with a four screen video installation inside with voice-overs by the children. It launched at Granary Square in King’s Cross at the start of a nationwide tour.
ADVOCATING FOR CHILD REFUGEES
A solo exhibition of works by Dorothy Bohm - an artist widely regarded as one of the doyennes of British photography - with donations from sales going to Safe Passage, a charity that advocates for and provides legal support to unaccompanied and vulnerable child refugees. Born in Königsberg, East Prussia in 1924, Bohm was herself a child refugee sent to England alone in 1939 to escape from Nazism.
If you are interested in collaborating with us on a philanthropic project, please get in touch.