Authors, poets, musicians, sculptors, and countless other artists share a long tradition of supporting Oxfam’s work through their art. This support has helped to amplify awareness of Oxfam’s campaigns and programs, and has driven new support for our lifesaving work.
Are you an artist interested in joining this remarkable tradition and working with Oxfam to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice? What follows are a number of creative ways to get started. We are grateful for your support!
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Sell your music
ReverbNation’s "Music For Good" initiative allows you to sell your music on their popular platform and earmark 50 percent of your profits to be donated to Oxfam America. Thousands of artists already support Oxfam on ReverbNation. It only takes minutes to join and get up and running.
StageIt is an online platform that allows performers to create live-streaming events and charge viewers to join, and artists can in turn donate proceeds to Oxfam. This platform also allows viewers to interact with the artists and is an exciting way to create an intimate and personal event without the artist having to leave their studio--or even their living room!
Throw a benefit show
Our fundraising pages enable organizers and musicians who want their events to benefit Oxfam to invite guests, accept RSVPs, create attendance/door lists, and sell advance tickets in one easy place. Further, the money collected is remitted directly to Oxfam, eliminating the pesky process of remitting proceeds.
Poets & spoken word artists
Organize an Oxfam Slam
As far as spoken word events go, there’s nothing as exciting as a good poetry slam. Why not organize a slam, reading, or open-mic night to benefit Oxfam? Check out our personal fundraising event organizing pages to help you promote, sell tickets, and get proceeds to Oxfam easily and quickly.
Visual artists, designers, and artisans
Gallery night for Oxfam
Consider putting together a showing of your work or the work of your own community of artists to benefit Oxfam. Donations can be generated by charging admission at the door, by earmarking sales of pieces as benefit items, or by having an auction at the end of the evening of some or all of the collection to benefit Oxfam's work.
Did you know you can sell your art on eBay and have proceeds remitted directly to Oxfam America? All it takes is an eBay seller’s account, and you can select Oxfam as your beneficiary for any or all of your auctions.
Etsy for Oxfam
It’s no secret that smart consumers prefer that their purchases benefit good causes, and in the craft world that adage is even more true. If you sell your crafts on a site like Etsy, consider earmarking a percentage of your sale for Oxfam and let possible buyers know in your item description.
Theatre groups & Performance artists
Consider making a night of your show’s run a benefit for Oxfam. A "charity night” early in the run is traditionally a great way to pack your house and find people who’ll spread the word about your show and help an organization like Oxfam at the same time.
During curtain call, announce that your venue’s ushers will be collecting change for Oxfam at the exits.
Authors & bloggers
Suggest to your fans and buyers that they select Oxfam America as their charity of choice at Amazon.com before they purchase your book, e-book, or publication there, and the company will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price of all future purchases to Oxfam.
Link to us
One of the best ways for people to learn about Oxfam’s work is by spending time on our website. Why not link to oxfamamerica.org from your blog or website? It’s an easy way to turn your visitors and friends into our friends too!
Have you decided to have an event to benefit Oxfam?
- Let Oxfam’s supporters in your area know about your event by listing it on our online event calendar.
- Promote it online, and don’t forget to mention @oxfamamerica in your tweets and Oxfam America when posting on Facebook.
- Let us know if you have any questions about how to talk to your audience about Oxfam’s work, or anything else that might help maximize your efforts. Send inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please send proceeds from your events or sales to:
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