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Urgent Request for Art Supplies (The Art For Aid Project)

“If folks are in the Toronto area and are looking to support this work, we would be able to pick up supplies at the local bus terminal in Smiths Falls if they could be boxed and shipped. We have a very modest budget for shipping, but if collectively, folks could pool money to help get it here, that would be terrific! We’ll make sure it reaches a remote school. Thanks so much!” -from The Art for Aid Project

The Art For Aid Project’s Mission Statement:
“The Art For Aid Project works to support Canadian First Nations, Inuit and Metis art education programs through art supplies, awareness and fundraising efforts in order to connect Indigenous youth to the endangered teachings, traditional techniques and knowledge of their culture through teachers, Elders and community. We seek to accomplish this by ensuring art supplies are in remote schools and communities.”


Read The Art for Aid Project’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Art Supplies: Support Art in Remote Communities (The Art for Aid Project)

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Educators: Looking for a heartwarming classroom Christmas project?
Offices: Set up a box and collect art supplies for remote communities!
Store owners: Help us by putting our information in shopping bags or put our poster up somewhere in your store.

Please contact Colleen at www.artforaid.ca/contact for more information on how you can help us with this Christmas Cause!”

-from The Art for Aid Project
Read the Art for Aid Project’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: The Art For Aid Project

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at Artbridges.

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The Art For Aid Project was created by Metis Artist Colleen Gray in an effort to ensure art supplies were reaching and being replenished in remote communities. The project seeks to highlight endangered art forms and inspire students to learn a traditional skill.

To read more about the The Art For Aid Project, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.