Find frequently asked questions and answers below! If we dont have an answer to your question feel free to get in touch!

What is 1000 Drawings?

1000 Drawings is an art-for-charity initiative that changes lives. Throughout the year people create artworks in an A5 format. These can be doodles, sketches, painting, photographs, etching, embroidery – we’ve even had a donation in pewter, any kind of art as long as it’s A5. The art collected during the year culminates in a unique inner- city art exhibition and sale made possible by all the donations.

Proceeds from the exhibition are donated to our beneficiary partners.

Who can contribute art?

Anyone can take part to this initiative, from well-known artists, illustrators, celebrities, street and tattoo artists’ right through to primary school children and grandparents!

How do I contribute?

So, you want to know how to #DonateYourArt – contribute something creative to #1000Drawings but you’re not sure how?  We’re here to help! First off, you can donate anything in the arts and crafts realm that is A5 in size. This includes photographs, embroidery, painting, doodling and we’ve even had a pewter contribution. So it’s up to you to take the creative plunge and decide what medium you want to use.

Is artwork limited to one submission per person?

No, you can donate as much artwork as you like!

When is the deadline for you to drop off?

The next deadline is end of February 2020.

How do you get your artwork to us?

We’ve got doodle boxes awaiting your delivery dotted all around Gauteng in coffee shops and galleries.

Where Do The Proceeds Go?
  • R100 000 of the funds raised from 2015 to 2017 went to Streetlight Schools to help establish their now thriving school.
  • In 2017, 1000 Drawings also donated R45 000 to the Bjala Foundation for the renovations of their Helping Hands Early Childhood Development Centre as well as donating R20 000 to Paballo Ya Batho for the servicing and maintenance of their vehicle used to for their inner-city feeding scheme where they feed 250 – 300 homeless people each week.
  • The charities benefitting from your generosity for 2018 / 2019 are Dlala Nje, Everybody Love Everybody (ELE) and not forgetting our original beneficiary, the one who inspired the beginning of 1000 Drawings, Paballo Ya Batho.


A weekend of ART, doing good, poetry, fashion, entertainment, friends and food.


Makers Valley Festival

Johannesburg's heart of social & creative enterprise. Join the Festival 27-29 March.

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Contact us if you would like to exhibit or host an artisanal food outlet or a craft drink pub at the 1000 Drawings 2020 event.

Volunteer for the Event

Become a volunteer and we will gladly welcome you to our growing support team for this empowerment project.



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