Remember the tombola at the school fête, where you could pay a penny and take a spin for the chance to win? Creatives 4 Systemic Change have rebooted the format for 2020, with an online raffle that starts from just $5 to enter. With the recent wave of charity auctions and print sales, all of which have supported valuable initiatives, there has been a tendency towards a minimum bar to entry—usually around the £100 mark.
This raffle does things differently. “Our goal is to raise money but also to do it in a way that is accessible to lots of people, so that they have a chance to win something they might not normally be able to afford,” they explain. Throughout the week, the public will be able to buy entries for an item for $10 each; they can also enter to win an item at random for $5. Running until 4 July at midnight PST, the winners of each item will be randomly selected. Funds raised will be donated to The Marsha P. Johnson Institute, For the Gworls and The Okra Project, all of which protect and defend the human rights of black transgender people.
“We will continue to work to amplify and empower voices of the underrepresented to push for more diversity in the creative education system”
“As young creatives, we are excited to lend our voices to speak to injustice and fight for change. However, we feel it is important to recognise the inequities within our own industry and within creative education. We will continue to work to amplify and empower voices of the underrepresented to push for more diversity in the creative education system and the arts and fashion industries,” the organisers explain.
More than 80 contributors, working across fashion, design, art and literature, have donated work to the raffle, including established brands, recent graduates and current students. Below are some of our top picks from the selection.