Art can be an expensive when it comes to buying equipment and supplies.
Fundraising can be a great way to support your art club and make sure everyone
can enjoy expressing themselves through making and creating beautiful pieces of
art. Whether your art club is at school or in the community, raising some extra funds
can be easy if you know how.
More and more people are looking to learn new skills and art can be a sought after
skill because of its relaxing nature. Cash in on this by offering art classes where you
teach some of the techniques you use and offer advice on how budding artists can
improve on their skills. Take donations as a fee for the class and hand out scratch off
fundraising envelopes for added donations.
Another idea that can be fun is holding an art event/class for young children (but
make sure their parents are always with them to supervise). This way you can take
donations on the day as well as a small set fee to participate. Help kids to create
finger paintings or artwork of their hands or feet. This can get messy so it can be a
good idea to cover the floors beforehand and if you’re outside, cover the ground just
Sell your Art
Selling your art can be an excellent way to earn a little extra cash. If there are a few
of you in the art club you could hold an art exhibition where people could pay an
entry donation to view the gallery and you could sell the art during the event. Scratch
off fundraising envelopes can be ideal for handing out during the exhibition. Even if
you don’t sell every piece of art you’ll still make some money from the entry
donations and you’ll also be raising the profile of your art club. And you may even
receive commissions to paint or create specific artwork for families or businesses.
Make your Art into Merchandise
This can be a great way of making your art available to a wider range of people. By
creating merchandise, such as greetings cards, T-shirts, canvas bags, keychains,
fridge magnets, etc. you can sell many items with the same design rather than just
one original piece of art. This means it can be more affordable and you could have a
higher chance of selling multiple smaller items compared to just one expensive
piece. Use community events and social media to drum up publicity for your art.
Transform Old Furniture
Old chairs and wooden furniture can end up looking tired and worn out after a while
but you could give these pieces of furniture a new lease of life by painting them. Take
donations in the form of wooden furniture and then paint it to be sold at a craft fair,
school or community event. Handing out scratch off fundraising envelopes with info
on your project can also be a good way to raise additional funds.