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YAM

Nasco supports Youth Art Month!
Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs.

  NAEA

The National Art Education Association
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) is the leading professional membership organization established exclusively for visual arts educators. The mission of the National Art Education Association is to advance visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.    www.arteducators.org

Be Connected!

In this increasingly global, visual age, it is important to be connected to the latest developments in visual arts education. As an NAEA member, YOU ARE CONNECTED! You are part of the only national, professional organization established exclusively for visual arts educators. Click here to join!

Nasco encourages teachers to become a member of NAEA along with your state organization. Click here for more information on state associations.


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Nasco knows that it is tough to get everything you need on a tight budget. Here are a few solutions to help you solve this problem and expand your art program.
DonorsChoose DonorsChoose
Here's how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class.

Then, donors can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires them. Once a project reaches its funding goal, the vendors deliver the materials to the school.

Donors get photos of the project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If a donor gives over $100, they also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students.

Get-a-Grant database Get-a-Grant Database
To help you find funding for your classroom, a FREE grant database has been developed. Just fill out the "Grant Search" information and click the "Search" button to check out what grants are available.

After you win your grant, come back and shop with Nasco to stretch those dollars. You may use any applicable Nasco discount to realize the greatest value from your grant. Your satisfaction is guaranteed – Nasco is dedicated to delivery!

Prang Power Free School Supply Program Prang Power Free School Supply Program
Earn free school supplies for your school with Prang Power by saving and submitting UPC codes from Prang, Dixon, Ticonderoga, or Lyra branded products.

Service Clubs Service clubs are often willing to sponsor a project. When you show how the students interact with the community and give the local business an opportunity to participate it is a partnership that benefits everyone. Click here to search.

PTO/PTA Check out your schools PTO or PTA to see if they are willing for you to present a project to be funded. Parents like to know that the organization's money is going to benefit the students, the school, and the community.

Fundraiser Ideas Have a fundraiser of your own. Here are a few products Nasco carries to help you.
  Bottle Caps Magnet Kit - 9733545
Students can create mini pieces of art in a bottle cap, put a magnet on the back and sell or auction them as refrigerator magnets.
  Bowls for a Cause - 9730185
Students create a ceramic bowl and auction them off or sell directly. The kit includes 24 rice bowl bisques; 24 Stroke & Coat® glaze colors, an assortment of 72 ceramic brushes; and a project sheet with fundraising ideas.
  Paint-A-Block™ - Bench Kit - 9728561, Long Bench Kit - 9728562
Students can purchase a block that becomes part of a larger piece of art. The kit includes 182 regular-size blocks and 21 long blocks. Decorate the blocks with paints, and then assemble them to create a collage-style piece of artwork.
  Mini Art Auction - Mini Canvases - 9726133, Mini Easels - 9726134
Have students and teachers paint a mini canvas. Create a space for the "art gallery" and then have an evening where the art is auctioned off.

Fundraising Companies
  Square 1 Art
www.square1art.com
 

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