As art teachers, we are always looking for a little extra moohla to buy a few extra art supplies! I feel like no matter what my budget, a few extra dollars can make a big difference in the flexibility I have when choosing student’s art supplies or activities. Here is the added bonus: Many of these projects my students have used to give back to various charities or our local community which is also a great way to build up art advocacy for your program!
Over the past few months, I’ve shared several ways to help you raise funds for your art room, so you don’t have to reach into your own pocket. Today, all these ideas converge to make your decision on fundraising much simpler as you start the new school year.
Top 5 Ways to Fundraise for you Art Program!
Students create simple pieces of artwork to sell to their peers before or after school, and of course a cart works best for this!
Have your students design & make their own custom creations through screen printing! Follow the step-by-step tutorials to make screen printing a breeze!
Set up student art work to sell during your school’s next main event! Not only will this help building community support but my students’ donated the proceeds from this event to help out the charity of their choice.
Are you trying to decide what art fundraising company to go with? Whether it be Artsonia vs. Art to Remember, check out this handy guide to help make mine and your decision a little easier when deciding the best fit.
Ask a business to sponsor your art endeavors. The cost for Art on a Bus, our school’s annual art show, was sponsored by First National Bank. When businesses sponsor your art program it can be a great win-win for all parties involved, and this showcase could even turn into a fundraiser in many ways.
What are your fundraising plans for this coming school year?
Any other “grass roots” fundraisers you’d like to add to the list?
Add your ideas in the comments section below, and help us add to the amazing list of fundraisers we’ve already gotten started!