As part of an effort to make up for the funding shortfall experienced by the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation (MCCFF) during the past year and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an online arts auction will be held from Monday 15th November until Sunday 28th November 2021.
The public will have the opportunity to place a bid, via artsauction.mt, on around 70 works spanning a variety of genres and themes that include paintings, sculptures, prints, and photography. These works have been submitted by over 50 artists who are either Maltese or have a connection to Malta.
The mission of the MCCFF is to provide financial, material, and professional support to vulnerable members of our society to improve their quality of life. The services that the Foundation offers include paying for cancer treatment as well as specific cancer medicine, financing parental stays of children receiving treatment abroad, providing food vouchers, and other services vital to dignified living, and to alleviate material and psychological suffering. Its bill for the financial assistance it extends amounts to around €1.4m per month. The online art auction is being planned by an organising committee and is being curated by Melanie Erixon.