Art to Remember VS. Artsonia
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As art educators, sometimes our budgets run short, and we turn to various fundraisers to boost our budget. Artsonia and Art to Remember are both fundraisers that assist you by allowing you to receive money back for your art program. These programs reproduce your students’ artwork into great keepsakes for parents, grandparents and community members to purchase. Part of the proceeds from selling these keepsakes goes back to your art program. It is a huge win-win for all parties involved!
I have never used either program, but would like to try one of these fundraisers next school year. We’ve compiled a handy chart to help you see the differences between the two fundraisers. This will hopefully help make my decision a little easier, and yours, too, if you’ve also been considering a fundraiser for next year.
I know many of you have used Artsonia, and love it, but at the art last conference, a long time user of Artsonia was sold on Art to Remember. She said that it was great because Art to Remember sent her paper for the students to create on. Then she mailed it back to them and they sent her samples of the finished products. Using Art to Remember she did not have to spend time taking and uploading photos of students’ work. Art to Remember was much quicker for her and her art program raised over $300, and other teachers I know have raised even more! Although Artsonia has a social feature, where artwork is stored online for parents and grandparents to comment on and purchase items, looking at the two purely as fundraisers, she is starting really favor Art to Remember.
Because Artsonia has the online gallery feature, one could say the fundraising is kind of an afterthought, or bonus to the other benefits that Artsonia brings. We even have heard from teachers who do both programs. It doesn’t necessarily have to be one or the other.
Check out the links below by clicking on the text or image for more information about each of these programs.