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Art Fund Launches Edible Masterpieces To Help UK Museums And Galleries

The Art Fund have launched a new fundraising initiative that encourages art lovers to create edible masterpieces – all funds raised go towards helping UK museums and galleries.

The competition encourages you to get together with your friends, family or colleagues on Friday 9 May to see who can make the most amazing edible creation inspired by your favourite work of art or cultural icon, while raising money for the Art Fund.

Photo: Sarah Lucas Gingerbread: Art Fund Launches Edible Masterpieces To Help UK Museums And Galleries

Sarah Lucas Gingerbread

You could decorate a cake to look like a contemporary artwork, bake a biscuit that resembles an Old Master painting or make a pie inspired by a landmark building. If you’re not a dab hand in the kitchen, don’t worry. You can recreate a whole host of artworks with uncooked ingredients, such as vegetables, fruit or cheese. For inspiration, take a look at our recipes.

Sign up for our free information pack, which contains recipes, stickers, a poster and fundraising tips. You could raffle off the cakes, organise a private view or hold a bake sale – the choice is yours! Once you’ve raised your funds, you can either send us back the tear-off slip included in your pack or simply pay in online.

All funds raised will help to support museums and galleries to buy and show great art for everyone – from Picassos at the National Museum Wales and Constables at Tate, to the Staffordshire Hoard in Birmingham and Stoke, and Titians at the National Galleries of Scotland. Find out more about the Art Fund.

Love art? Bake art! Today we are launching a brand-new fundraising initiative that encourages art lovers to create Edible Masterpieces and to raise money for the Art Fund, which supports hundreds of museums and galleries around the UK.
The Edible Masterpieces site is now live Here  jam-packed with recipes and downloadable extras. Plus, you can sign up for a free fundraising pack, which contains almost everything you need to run your own event, such as recipes, fundraising tips, stickers and a poster.

Campaign co-ordinator, Katharine Richards, says, ‘We’re hoping to inspire people, through the medium of food, to raise money for our national museums and galleries. What could be more fun than recreating your favourite work of art out of simple ingredients you have in your fridge – which you can then eat!’

Please take lots of photos and post them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #ediblemasterpieces – we will be sharing our favourites. Have fun!