To change the diversity story for the creative industry, R-LDN, the creative leadership initiative for rare talent in the industry, backed by D&AD and Google, will host a star-studded art auction, on Monday, April 23, 5.30-8pm.
The auction will sell some of the UK’s most well-known industry creators and makers, including work by Kate Moross, Dave Buonaguidi, Mr Bingo, Claire Asker, Kerry Roper, Tea Uglow and more – all auctioned off by Funny Women Award winner, Thanyia Moore, who will entertain with a 10-minute comedy set.
For the evening, R-LDN has concocted a new edition homemade gin, which it is launching just for this event. The proceeds will go to a number of the UK’s leading diversity initiatives, including Pitch Futures, which is shaping a ‘Creative Club’ for schools, SheSays UK’s ‘Whose Your Momma?’ mentoring program, Creative Equals’ ‘returnships’ program for women coming back to the industry and Livity’s apprenticeship scheme.
"Our commitment to changing the diversity story for the industry goes beyond this two-day event to supporting those making fundamental change within the industry," says Laura Jordan-Bambach, Chief Creative Officer of Mr President, Co-Founder of SheSays and co-chair of R-LDN.
"We hope the good and great of the industry will come down and help us fund the future of the industry – and bag themselves something for their walls too," says Nadya Powell, co-founder of Utopia and co-chair of R-LDN.