How do we support our community school during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Glass House Collective was working at our local elementary school to receive input and ideas for an upcoming public realm project. Completely blown away by the creativity of our neighborhood youth, we were gearing up for another day inside the school to abruptly find out all schools in our county were closed due to COVID-19.
The art teacher was determined to make sure families have art supplies so kids could continue making art while at home for the remainder of the school year and over the summer. We know how important the arts are, especially during stressful times, so we felt the urgency to help meet this need. We partnered with another community organization,ART120, and quickly got to work.
The Art Anywhere Kit was branded by Taylor Kinser Design. Once the brand was launched GHC created a social media fundraising campaign using branded graphics asking for $7 donations to cover the cost of one kit. Glass House Collective matched every donation dollar for dollar. We also launched a downloadable How-To Guide to share with other schools and communities.
Hardy Elementary School
Art Anywhere Kits for ALL 500 Hardy students
downloadable How-To Guide
raised from 93 donors
happy art teacher
community partnerships strengthened
coloring sheets from partner organizations included in the kit
drive-through graduation to distribute the art kits to the 5th graders
our local Creative Discovery Museum to launch a similar campaign that reached kids across our entire county
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We partnered with Chattanooga Design Studio to create coloring sheets and prompts to continue our project-based engagement work. The Hunter Museum of American Art and Taylor Kinser Design also shared their coloring sheets which we included in the kits.
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