Thank you for your interest in donating to Urban Sketchers!
Urban Sketchers is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization that relies on individuals to donate time or money in order to help achieve our mission:
To raise the artistic, storytelling and educational value of on-location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel.
The money we raise is spent on board-approved programs and projects that grow our educational mandate.
Urban Sketchers Brochure
How is the money used?
USk SymposiumUSk organizes an annual international symposium where sketchers have access to workshops taught by the top urban sketchers in the world. In 2015, 393 sketchers from 35 countries gathered in Singapore to attend workshops taught by 23 teachers. In addition, 19 presenters offered activities , demos and lectures for which they received a small honorarium. While all the teachers volunteered their time, their travel and hotel expenses were paid. Other costs included room rental, printed materials, catering, insurance, technician fees, and registration fees.
Symposium ScholarshipsIn 2015 USk granted scholarships to 10 local sketchers who attended the Singapore symposium at no charge! Scholarship winners were nominated by their lecturers, professors, teachers, or mentors, and selected by the Singapore Symposium Committee based on their demonstrated interest in sketching, their CVs, portfolios, and letter of motivation. We’d like to do this again so that more people will have the opportunity to attend the symposium in 2016.
USk WorkshopsIn 2015 USk organized 14 outstanding workshops around the world. Two hundred sixty sketchers participated in workshops about setting a point of view, sketching people in action, creating atmosphere, and more from Naples to Miami to San José, Costa Rica to Segovia! Our goal is to make urban sketching workshops accessible to as many people as possible. With your help we’d like to expand this program.
Operational Fund ExpensesWhile USk is a volunteer run organization, there are still costs involved such as website fees, email newsletter fees, banking fees, printing costs, postage and mailbox rental, professional fees, insurance etc.
Click here to read the 2015 USk Financial Statement
Why Donate to USk?How have you benefited from Urban Sketchers? Have you been inspired? Learned new skills? Taught a sketching class for the first time? Published a book? Made new friends? Become part of a community? If you believe in the USk mission and manifesto, please consider making a donation today.
Payment OptionsUSk can accept donations via PayPal or snail mail. Paypal is an easy and trusted platform for donating online. Simply copy this email address firstname.lastname@example.org (you will need it later) then click on the button below.
Or, if you prefer, you may make your donation via snail mail. Please make your check payable to "Urban Sketchers."
11160-C1 South Lakes Drive #168
Reston, VA 20191
Urban Sketchers was incorporated as a nonprofit in the state of Washington (USA) Dec. 6, 2009. It became a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization by the IRS of the United States Feb. 16, 2011. Charitable # 27-1444252.
Donations are tax-deductible for US residents.
updated 2017/02/05 KS