The founders of Art and Color Press have been very concerned to see the funding for art education in public schools be drastically reduced or eliminated entirely over the years. We believe it’s vital to encourage children to express themselves through the arts so they can become become healthy, fully-rounded adults. Every child deserves a chance to learn the joys of being creative and communicating their thoughts and feelings through artistic expression. Being taught skills in art classes, from the visual arts to dance to music is critical for childhood development.
Here are 10 reasons why it’s important to support art education. Why art education makes a difference.
Our mission as a company is to fund raise for art education in our public schools where public funding is not available. We hope that the sales of our adult coloring books can raise money to make significant donations to established foundations that are 501C3 non-profits, with proven history of classroom involvement.
Our 2017 and 2018 profits will be donated to Arts for Oakland Kids
Arts for Oakland Kids is an art education organization we are proud to support. Since their founding in 1996, they have reached over 20,000 students in 80 public schools in Oakland, California, with 150 hands-on programs for students to actively participate in creating art.
AOK awards grants to create programs for students who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to experience art in their schools. We encourage you to visit their website to learn more about their community outreach and programs: http://www.artsforoaklandkids.org
Do you have a worthy non-profit to which we can donate?
If you would like to nominate a non-profit to receive donations from Art and Color Press, please contact us. The organization should meet these criteria: Be a 501C3 non-profit. Be established for a least 5 years. Have a proven record of funding art education in public schools where students have direct experience creating art.
We also create custom coloring books for fund raising events
We have the capacity and willingness to help your organization raise money through the sale of coloring books. The covers and content can be customized for your themes, and can include your logo and information. Please contact us for more details.
Minimum order: 1,000 books.
Allow at least 120 days from concept to delivery.
For delivery reasons, custom coloring book orders are limited to 501C3 non-profit organizations in the continental United States.