Contemporary art from well know artists such as Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Idris Khan and Xavier Mascaro will be auctioned from 17th September to 1st October, culminating in a live auction on Wednesday 1st October at the Saatchi Gallery, London in aid of the Princes Foundation For Children & The Arts. The BE INSPIRED Auction is being hosted by the Floreat Group, to raise vital funds for inspirational arts engagement programmes run for disadvantaged children by The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts (Children & the Arts).
Each work sold will allow more children to take part in Children & the Arts’ programmes, with a particular emphasis on the Start Hospices programme, which enables children with a life limiting illness to enjoy special organised family days out at local galleries, museums and theatres; bringing families together away from their usual day-to-day routine of clinical care and support at their local hospice.
Jeremy Newton, Chief Executive, Children & the Arts, said: “BE INSPIRED is a wonderful opportunity to help many more children and their families. The money raised from the auction will have a huge impact on our work, not least our Start Hospices programme, which gives families coping with this most difficult time a rare respite from the illness, allowing them to spend valuable time together in a new relaxed but adapted and supported setting enjoying arts activities and experiences that will stay with them forever.”
This curated collection of up to 100 pieces of art for the auction will see the top 10 lots go into the live auction at the Saatchi Gallery. Online bidders will be given the opportunity to bid in the live auction by phone. The remaining lots in the online auction will continue on the evening and iPads will be circulated amongst the guests.
The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales with the fundamental belief that every child has the right to be inspired by the arts. The charity’s UK wide arts engagement programmes work with deprived children from areas of social and economic disadvantage and build partnerships between their schools and local high quality cultural venues. The charity takes children on a journey into their local arts venue and unlocks the arts for those who need to be inspired by them the most, raising children’s self-esteem and confidence, and nurturing their communication skills. Through the work of Children & the Arts, children learn that cultural venues are welcoming, accessible places to visit and since 2006 Children & the Arts has introduced over 300,000 children to life-changing arts experiences.
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The online auction will go live at 3pm (GMT) on Wednesday 17th September at http://paddle8.com/.
The live auction at the Saatchi Gallery is by invitation only. To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.