Best images from the last seven years of Cafe Art's project to be included
In previous year the calendar has been sold at exhibitions
A 2021 calendar featuring images of London which will be sold to support the homeless is to be launched in Ealing.
The event was originally due to be held in Liverpool Street station but Covid-19 safety regulations required a switch to Ealing Broadway Station. The official launch will now take place there on Thursday 17 September at 7.30am.
Paul Ryan, of Cafe Art says. "We are raising money to help keep homeless photographers safe during the Covid-19 pandemic."
The 2021 calendar will feature the best images from the project since it was started seven years aog.
Cafe Art (UK) Community Interest Company aims to connect people affected by homelessness with the wider community through art. It takes artwork created in art groups run by homelessness sector organisations and hangs it in independent cafes in London. It also runs photography training with volunteers from the Royal Photographic Society and the annual MyLondon contest with disposable Fujifilm cameras.
With face-to-face sales no longer possible, homeless photographers will earn 50% commission from online sales - £5 per calendar sold. A 30-day crowdfunding campaign will sell calendars and will also raise money for Local Covid-19 homeless initiatives related to helping keep people in housing and off the streets. It has a fundraising target of £11,500.
Cafe Art is in the process of setting up a charity called MyWorld Photo Projects. The goal of the new charity will be to support new photographic projects, involving training in photography and entrepreneurial enterprises with participants affected by homelessness.
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September 16, 2020