I received this message from Carne Griffiths, who is an artist out of England. In addition to being an artist, he helps develop events and opportunities for other artists. This year one of his annual events needs some assistance...please read below and help out if you're capable.
Hello friends and family
First of all apologies to anyone who may have received this email twice from different lists.
You may know that I am involved in setting up Leytonstone's best annual fun event - the Leytonstone Arts Trail
The trail is a voluntary organisation. All the art trail organisers give up their own time. We are showing the work of more than 50 artists (new and established) in windows, cafes, streets, shops and unexpected places around the town from 1 to 17 July. We have raised enough money to print some beautiful maps, as in previous years but because of the economy, funding is very tight this year. We have taken on more work in schools to get children involved in creating work for a professionally curated show. We are running an intensive programme in a particularly deprived school for the young people to make an animated movie with their own sound track to be screened during the trail. The regeneration company (O-Regen) that provided us with the grant for this project has gone into receivership without paying us the promised funding - and the people that ran off with our money are being investigated by the Police. So that we can finish the project we have resorted to asking our friends and families to help us through this direct appeal.
If you can spare a couple of pounds that will be fantastic (you can send it through the easy to use rockethub website on the link below).
It comes up in dollars, but you can give in ££ and the website does the conversion. You could help us even more by posting this appeal on to a few more friends or family of your own if you know of anyone who would not be offended / might like to help this truly grass roots creative project.
There are art prizes and giveaways in return for your donations such as printed postcard packs - original artworks and limited edition prints supplied by some of the wonderful artists in the trail.
For more about the works in the Leytonstone art trail 2011 see www.leytonstoneartstrail.org
For more about Letsfill Leytonstone... see www.letsfill.co.uk
Thank you so much!