The Gift of Art Project
Soumise par :
Painting A New World
209 Rue des Melezes, Pincourt, Quebec J7V9V4
Idée créée le:
le 14 octobre, 2011
Petit budget (Jusqu'à 50 000 $)
After a successful year, ' Painting a New World '( PNMW ) is proud to launch *The GIFT OF ART* project 2011-1012. The Gift of Art is an art and collaboration project for youth, educators and community specifically designed for primary schools, secondary schools and colleges across Canada. It engages students by using murals for expression and fundraising on a yearly theme proposed by Painting a New World.
The yearly themes are based on the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB) 2011-2020. The theme this year is ' Saving our Marine and Coastal ecosystem through art. ' PNMW provides international aid through the Gift of Art project to Kiangure Springs Intiative in Kenya who employ local artists to paint murals on school walls while educationg children about their fragile environment and future.
The principal goals of the Gift of Art project are that students learn about humanitarian and environmental issues and illustrate their creativity on their mural. Throughout the development, teachers and students create opportunity to collaborate with local merchants and businesses to sponsor their artwork thereby contributing directly to the aid of local and international communities.
The Gift of Art has a strong community involvement and a rewarding financial impact. Fifty percent of the funds raised from the project is kept by the schools to be directed to local art and education projects of their choice, and the other fifty percent of the funds is submitted to PNMW for international aid to Africa and Haiti.
Getting started is easy :
1. Fill out the Gift of Art registration from by clicking on the ' sign-up' button at www.paintinganewworld.com The registration fee is $100.00
2. Receive an ' art kit package ' upon registration that includes: 1 ( 54 x 64 inch) canvas, 15 assorted brushes, and 6 tubes of acrylic paint and instructions about the project and contest rules.
3.Compose images, design, paint and complete the mural. The date to complete the mural is March 15, 2012
4. Raise funds by finding a sponsor in your community to purchase your mural for a minimum of $500. or have a company's logo incorporated on the mural for $1000. and/or collect an equivalent of $1.00 per each student in your school. The time frame to raise funds is from date of registartion to March 15, 2012
5.Fill out the fundraising form with the names of the local art and edcuation projects the school chooses to support with 50% of the raised funds. A photo and text of the mural and fundraising form must be submitted to PNMW by March 15th in order to be considered for the finalists selection.
6. PNMW will notify the 10 finalists primary schools and 10 finalists secondary schools and colleges by April 6th 2012
7. Each school will forward a cheque representing 50% of the raised funds to PNMW for international aid and the remaining 50% of the funds will be directed to their chosen local art & edcuation projects.
After evaluation criterias are met, ten outstanding murals produced by primary students and ten by secondary and college students will be selected for the Awards ceremony to be held April 27th,2012 during the PNMW annual event at the Leonardo Da Vinci Center.
For many students last year was their first experience being in an elegant theatre, receiving awards for their artistic ability, having their artwork publically exhibited and enjoying live performances on stage. It was an evening of enthusiasm, pride and joy among students, teachers, parents and sponsors leaving them with a powerful message that art has the power to create positive change for the benefit of communities locally and in developing countries.
The goals achieved for our first year was that 25 schools participated in the project raising $15,000. of which the schools directed $7500. to 10 local projects and $7500. was directed by PNMW to art and educative projects in Africa.
The project is funded by ticket sales, fundraising events and donations. Some of our financial burden would be lifted if we were to receive funds for : marketing our project throughout the schools across Canada, mailing costs of the art kits to rural communities, costs of art supplies in the kits, costs of transporting students to the PNMW event, costs of the PNMW event venue, and sponsorship of murals in lower income communities.
There have been a number of schools who unfortunately have expressed that they do not have the funds to participate in the project. With Aviva' funds the lives of hundreds of students and teachers in lower income communities would be enriched by participating in the project and knowing they have contributed actively to help locally and internationally through art.
Painting A New World (PNMW) is a registered non-profit organization founded by artists Agnes and Andre Chatelain. www.paintinganewworld.com