Smudge no longer provides donated items for individual fundraising events (i.e.: silent auctions, draws, etc.).
Please note that due to the large number of requests we receive, Smudge is not able to fundraise for the same organization the same twelve month period.
Smudge is happy to help your non-profit organization with fundraising requests!
Here is how it works:
Smudge is able to host one fundraiser each quarter (Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep, Oct-Dec) for a total of four fundraisers in a twelve month period. You set the selling price for your event, however we do require that the minimum charge be at least $5 more per artist than Smudge's "regular" price. For fundraising events, we suggest a $50-$60 per person admission. The cost for qualified, non-profit organizations to host a two-hour painting workshop for a fundraising event is $20 per artist with a minimum of 20 artists required to be registered at least two weeks in advance of the event. We are able to accommodate a maximum of 50 artists at a venue of your choice. You are responsible for finding a venue to host your event at (see venue notes below). Smudge will then donate the difference between your cost and your selling price to your organization within one week after the event.
There are no physical tickets to sell. All purchases will be processed online via our website - our online payment processor is PayPal. Purchasers do not need to have a PayPal account but if they don't have a PayPal account, they do need to have a credit card. Your supporters will sign up directly on our website (we will create a page just for you!) at the price that you set. We are not able to take in-studio purchases for fundraising events. The only thing we are not able to do for you is market your event - we've provided the purchase platform and a page just for you on our website - it is your responsibility to get as many artists to your fundraiser as possible. We recommend creating an informative public Facebook event which also allows us to add it to our events and post updates. Please note that there is a mileage fee for events outside of a 10km radius of Smudge Art Studio.
We will keep you up to date as to how many artists have registered. We suggest you organize your fundraising event at least 6 to 8 weeks in advance to give people enough notice to register and so that it is profitable to you. Again, we require a minimum of 20 artists to be registered at least two weeks prior to the event for the workshop to run.
We require proof of the non-profit organization's status, and proof that you are authorized to coordinate a fundraising event for the organization. Please email this to firstname.lastname@example.org (we cannot authorize an event until this is received).
We currently have a limited number of events we can hold throughout the year, so please claim your spot as soon as possible!
To apply for a fundraising event, please provide the following:
- A copy of the letter from the organization with fundraising request to be emailed to Paije Ottoson, Owner, with full contact information and details regarding the event. There should be some sort of proof that you are allowed to organize the fundraising event for the organization (not that you are an individual trying to raise funds)..
- Proof of non-profit status.
- An online application form to be completed by clicking here.
Venue notes: The venue must be aware that we use acrylic paint and it can stain. We need to have tables and chairs already set up so that we can start to set up the event as soon as we arrive. We will require one hour before and one hour after the event for set up and take down. The venue must have access to water and a sink.
All prices quoted are subject to GST 825443245RT0001