Monies raised by the Sovereign Art Foundation auctions are applied towards artistic charitable causes and here is the work we have done so far.
Please follow the link below to view the Charity work that the Sovereign Art Foundation has been funding and supporting:
Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996 to provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children and young people.
Many of the 12,000 children who come to Kids Company have suffered severe cases of trauma and neglect, often living as ‘lone children’ in chronic deprivation, with little or no support from the adults in their family. Kids Company’s approach is to offer a safe, caring, family environment in which children’s behaviour is understood in the context of their emotional pain and life experiences.
Children access this support through two street level centres in South London, as well as offering therapeutic and social work services in 33 schools in deprived areas. More details can be found here www.kidsco.org.uk.
The Asian Cultural Council
The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) was established in 1980 to supersede and continue the work of the Asian Cultural Program of the JDR 3rd Fund, which was the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Fund in 1963. A highly respected organization, the ACC supports cultural exchange between Asia and the United States in performing and visual arts. The fellowships are primarily to support artists and specialists from East and Southeast Asia to pursue training, research and creative programmes in the US. It is the ACC that facilitates The Sovereign Art Foundation Fellowship. More details on the ACC can be found on their website at www.asianculturalcouncil.org.
Peace Art Project Cambodia
Peace Art Project Cambodia (PAPC) is a non-profit organization based in Phnom Penh working to develop the creativity and skills of young Cambodian artists by training them in modern metal-sculpting techniques and providing them a unique material: decommissioned weapons.
PAPC aims to assist the development of advanced metalwork skills and contemporary creative expression for apprentice artisans of Cambodia; provide practical, transferable employment skills and opportunities to apprentice artisans of Cambodia; and assist the Royal Government of Cambodia in raising awareness nationally and internationally of its stated objective of achieving a weapon free society.
Founded by seven Hong Kong artists in 1996, Para/Site Art Space was originally a response to the limitation of conventional exhibition space in Hong Kong. In 2000, Para/Site officially become a charitable organisation in Hong Kong.
The aim of this artist-run space is to promote contemporary visual art to the community of Hong Kong. Programmes in Para/Site are designed according to the needs of Hong Kong art development. Para/Site does not merely showcase art, but a generates cultural activities that include the production of artefacts, exhibition, curating, discussion, critic, publication, research and education.
Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival - Arts Angels Project
The Sovereign Art Foundation participated in a mural painting project for and with the Spastics Association of Hong Kong. The Art Angels Project is administered by The Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival and create murals in hospitals, special needs schools and social service centres. It enables groups of disabled children to participate in projects with professional artists.
Asia Art Archive
The first non-profit research centre in Hong Kong dedicated to documenting the recent history of visual art from the region.
Asia-Pacific Performing Arts Network (under the patronage of UNESCO)
This project was set up to rehabilitate tsunami victims using the performing arts. The Sovereign Art Foundation grant went specifically to help those in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Create is a unique charity that uses the creative arts to help transform the lives of some of the UK's most disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
Arts and Kids
The Arts and Kids challenge is to bring the very best of the arts alive for one million children across the UK. The Sovereign Art Foundation grant went toward three main projects with the fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge that is working with 450 students, the De La Warr Pavilion in Behill on Sea working with 380 children and Merlin Theatre and Black Swan Arts in Frome, Somerset working with 463 children.
This is a community centre developed by the ADM Capital Foundation in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We are working with them to create a two-year arts programme to help them teach new skills to the disadvantaged children in the area.
www.mloptapang.org and www.admcf.org
The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation (CNCF)
CNCF is a charity dedicated to helping at-risk children in Vietnam and Mongolia by providing the basics that most people take for granted - food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, and education. Through these, CNCF strives to relieve the plight of the children by giving them back their childhoods and offering them optimism for the future. To date, CNCF has helped over 600,000 children.
The Sovereign Art Foundation is supporting the CNCF Vietnam Music & Art Education Programme that gives children living in poverty the chance to express themselves creatively and achieve their potential through interests outside of schooling such as art, dance, singing & drama.
Visit www.cncf.org to find out more.