Cardboard shelter aims to raise both awareness of, and funds for homeless charities by bringing together artists from around the UK to contribute towards Cardboard Shelter exhibitions.

In 2008 we raised £1,120 for The Big Issue Foundation. 2009′s event was held at the Skylight Cafe where we raised over £2,000 for Crisis selling 37 of the 57 artworks available on the night.

Crisis is a national charity for single homeless people, who are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change. Please visit their website Crisis.org.uk for more information.

We invite artists to each produce a piece of work on an A4-sized piece of cardboard. The idea of the cardboard canvas is a nod towards the material which provides shelter to many homeless. The collection is then displayed in an exhibition and pieces are available for purchase at £40 each.

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