The 100 Project is a charitable initiative with the aim to nurture
the creative talent of tomorrow by putting 100 young people from
the east end of London through a term at
The Prince's Drawing School.
Artists of today kindly help us to raise the money.
We empower children — opening the door to careers in art,
design, science, and engineering. Serious, sustained drawing
tuition for children is rarely available. When it is, it often
requires financial or other commitments beyond the means of
less well-off families. There are many excellent programmes
which expose children to the arts.
However, we are targeting children with aptitude and investing
in building their skills over the long-term. We are matching
them with our postgraduates (all of whom are practicing artists
or designers) building the teaching and mentoring skills of a
new generation of drawing tutors.
The 100 Project is made with love by Poke, a creative company in London, E2.
Last December we received £100 seed funding to do something to make
our area of London unique. We decided to turn the £100 into art
school terms for 100 local young people.
How? 52 artists, photographers, illustrators and creators have
generously donated their work, and each week, a single piece will
be auctioned online with a reserve price of £100. All money raised
will be put towards The 100 Project fund. And if one piece sells
every week throughout the year, we will raise enough money to
support 100 local teenagers for a term at The Prince’s Drawing