Wales Arts Review – Digithon: The Online Fundraising Arts Festival

Wales Arts Review – Digithon: The Online Fundraising Arts Festival

29 Mar 2020, Posted by kate_mercer in Community, In the news
Wales Arts Review #Digithon –

We are truly living in extraordinary times. In a matter of weeks it appears as though the world has been turned upside down due to the global Coronavirus outbreak.

In response to this, Wales Arts Review has launched a digital arts festival (27th – 29th March 2020) to raise emergency funds for artists and freelancers who have had their income impacted by efforts to stem the spread of Covid-19. The Digithon will be an innovative online festival bringing people closer together in a time of social distancing, a rough and ready three day programmed extravaganza of music, literature, performance, and artwork delivered via the Wales Arts Review multimedia platform.

This is in support of Wales Arts Review‘s existing crowdfunder to raise money for a set of bursaries to be paid out to artists and freelancers who have been dramatically affected by the cancellation of work and closure of venues in the efforts to curtail the spread of the Covid-19. Having already hit their initial target of £3,000 they want to do more to help as many people as possible, and extend their reach to more people in the community, and are now seeking to raise £6,000 to give 20 bursaries to art professionals needing your support.

The vibe of the Digithon is home-made, guerrilla content – things recorded on phones and written in speed – songs, poems, monologues, animations, readings, artwork etc – not necessarily perfect, but definitely showcasing creativity in support of others in Wales.

For more information and to access work shared on the Digithon – click here.

If you would like to donate towards Wales Arts Review’s crowd funder and find more information about how your donation will be spent – click here.

As part of this fundraiser, I have created an exclusive artwork available to buy from my online shop, where £10 from the sale of each artwork will go towards Wales Arts Review hardship fund. The following artwork – Love and death changes all things (2020) – is a limited edition mixed media piece, available in 5 different colours, based on my current practise. It could be yours for £30 (inclusive of postage & packaging).

Please give as generously as you can. TTFN – K x

Love and death changes all things (2020) – Watercolour, gold leaf & mixed media, 210 x 148mm