How to Support the Arts in School
“Creativity is contagious, pass it on” – Albert Einstein
Ignite creativity and watch it catch like wildfire at your school with successful arts programs & celebrations that showcase students' imagination and get parents involved at the same time. Check out 5 easy ways to celebrate the arts at your school this year below:
1. Start a Square 1 Art Fundraiser: Preserve student artwork with beautiful, unique products parents will cherish - AND raise money for your school at the same time! It's easy to boost fundraiser profits this year and celebrate the hard and creative work of students with a Square 1 Art fundraiser; parents can order products like mugs, cookie plates, key chains, and more, with their child's artwork on them and schools cut a profit. Get started now
2. Host a talent or variety show: It's fun to get the WHOLE school community in on sharing their special artistic talents and it's so easy with a community-wide talent or variety show. Find your most gregarious staff member to emcee the nigh, sell tickets and raise extra money with a concession stand. Include a variety of acts that involve not just the kids, but parents and teachers too! Check out our free eBook on pulling off successful talent shows, click here <link>
3. Involve More Parents: When more parents are involved in celebrating the art, it becomes a bigger priority and offering at the school. It's easy to garner more participation in a faster, easier way by streamlining signups and volunteer scheduling with VolunteerSpot! Free online signups with 24/7 mobile access make it easy for parents to commit to helping, and automated reminders keep everyone on track! Get started now
4. Add An Art Walk to Your Festival or Carnival: A simple art walk with walls covered in student work, paintings and projects is a great addition to any school community event, be it a fair, carnival or festival. Tile Wall Fundraisers from Square 1 Art are perfect for raising money and preserving the legacy of student artwork at your school. Learn more
5. Add Artists to Classroom Enrichment Lessons: How neat would it be for a classroom of students to watch a real potter at work? What about a painter? A dulcimer player? Encourage teachers and room parents to connect with class parents and find out if there are any hidden talents or connections with local community artists that might be shared for enrichment lessons in the classroom. Bonus tip: Be smart and incorporate a Square 1 Art fundraiser into supporting school budgets that are dedicated to celebrating the arts and bringing artists, performers, and cultural experts into the classroom!
Not only do you create life-long memories for kids with creative and unique arts programs like these, but you inspire them to know that the arts, in whatever form it may take in their lives, is special, real, and worth pursuing.