Bringing added excitement to the TPi Awards 2018 evening activities, and in keeping with the street art theme, Philips Vari-Lite is delighted to have secured the talents of internationally- renowned artist Dan Kitchener. Dan will be producing a unique, TPi-inspired piece of artwork live during the awards.
Kitchener’s exclusive artwork will recieve bids in a silent auction. Proceeds will be donated on behalf of Philips Vari-Lite to charity StageHand, which supports and raises awareness around suicide prevention in our industry. Attendees will be able to place bid throughout the evening with the winner being announced online following the event.
StageHand, formerly known as the PSA Welfare & Benevolent Fund, was founded
in 1998 with the backing of the Production Services Association on behalf of people working in the UK entertainment production industry. In genuine cases of hardship, the fund may provide small grants for emergency relief when an injury or illness prevents working or forces an unplanned change of career.
Teresa Vallis, Marketing Manager at Philips Entertainment Lighting said: “Unlike other awards ceremony, TPi fully recognises all the supporting roles in entertainment events. It’s a wonderful night that celebrates the amazing talent within our industry, but it also reminds us that we’re a close-knit family and that we must never stop looking out for each other. We are proud of our innovative role in this business, and to once again be supporters of this outstanding awards celebration. We’re also delighted to be able to highlight the amazing creative talents of Dan Kitchener in order to give something back to this incredibly creative industry.”