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Get Involved! Give an ArtBox

We’d like to help you send boxes of art supplies to people who could use them – people who have limited or no access to art supplies in communities in Canada due to financial constraints or community remoteness. You can collect contributions for an ArtBox through:

  • Art supply drives in classrooms and offices
  • Holiday parties
  • Donation boxes where you volunteer

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts' will suggest or facilitate a match with communities that need ArtBoxes. We'll directly connect you with community-engaged arts initiatives so that you can make arrangements to deliver the ArtBox.

Here are some starter ideas for ArtBoxes for community arts initiatives in remote, under-resourced and under-served communities.

  • For youth: a sharpie and sketchbook could be an outlet for creativity, self-expression and exploration
  • For children: a craft kit, paints, crayons or paper could bring out the budding artists
  • For someone accessing drop-ins or shelters: art supplies can provide a respite from life’s challenges and a chance for people to engage in an activity together that’s creative, recreational and informally therapeutic

To get started or for more info, email us.  

An ArtBox story to inspire you

In November 2012, ArtBridges/ToileDesArts’ assisted Southern Youth in Motion, a project of the Mamow Sha-way-gi-kay-win: North South Partnership for Children with guidance about the solicitation of art supplies for youth from remote North Ontario communities. …We could not be happier with our relationshipwith ArtBridges/ToileDesArts’ and are so thankful to Seanna and Cora-Rae who have really gone above and beyond to support our campaign and especially support our youth in the north.”

Miigwetch, Lauren Akbar, Youth Engagement Coordinator