Fundraisers should be meaningful, provide great value and excellent service. There is little volunteer hours required. Budding Artists does just that! Best of all, children love doing it! Children are part of the process. There is no door to door canvassing and it is peanut and gluten free.

We offer four fundraising programs:Artrageous, Artshare, Commemoration Tile and Artistically Yours.

Budding Artists helped Elbow Valley raise $8000 for their Spread the Net campaign. The elementary school in Calgary, AB raised the most money in Canada last year and was featured on Rick Mercer’s Report. Have a look…


This is our most popular fundraiser. In this program, every child participates. Whether in daycares, pre-schools, elementary or high schools, art creation is facilitated by a teacher. Once art is completed, it is sent home in an order envelope. A catalogue of products is included. Parents choose from 20 products to preserve their child’s artwork.

Budding Artists provides paper canvases, order envelopes, a fundraising guide and teacher kits. Budding Artists sells you products at wholesale price. You then determine the product price list. The return on this fundraiser, based on a suggested retail price is a minimum 25% of net sales, but fluctuates determined on pricing.


Artshare kits are sold to your community group, for example, dance, sports or scouting groups for team building exercises. Each kit costs $5 and contains art quality paper canvases, a catalogue and an order form. Children create art at home.

Another option is to organize a group event. Every kit returned to the organization during the fundraising campaign receives a premium fridge magnet with the child’s artwork. The organization receives 25% of net sales and $2 for every kit sold. There is no minimum order.

Artshare is perfect as a follow up to Artrageous. The rate of return is not as high as Artrageous. However, you still profit from any sales of the kit even if not returned. All orders are labeled for easy identification and divided by groups or classes for easy distribution.

Commemoration Tile

This fundraiser is geared to commemorate an event in the history of your community, school or special theme. Each child creates a masterpiece to contribute to an art wall. The art can be created in class, at home, or during a special event. Budding Artists will place each artwork on a 4.25”x 4.25”ceramic tile. Each tile is $6 (tax included). Shipping is free if done in conjunction with Artrageous. You choose the selling price.

Artistically Yours

Our newest fundraiser has gallery cards, notecards, sketchbooks, notebooks and journals. Beginning this Fall, when your organization signs up we will send you paper canvases. Once the artwork is completed, you return all artwork to Budding Artists and we scan each image. We send you back a personalized order form for each student. Each order form will contain images of the artwork on our newest products. Once we receive the order forms, the turn-around rate is approximately two weeks. Each participating child will receive a bookmark with their first name and image. Organizations will receive 25% or more back as profit.

Custom programs

We can design a program that suits your needs. We are happy to help. Here are just two examples:

Wesley-Knox United Church, London, ON

Wesley-Knox supports the work of Canadian Aid for Southern Sudan. Children in Canada and Sudan created artwork on the theme “Where do you see God?” In London, ON pictures were sent home and parents had an opportunity to order keepsakes. The church create a tile using the images. The tiles were sold to the congregation to create an art wall. All the pictures were placed into a perpetual calendar. The calendars were sold in the community. The profits from the keepsakes, tiles and calendars were donated to Canadian Aid for South Sudan.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Petawawa, ON

This elementary school combined Artrageous and Commemoration programs. Some of the profits they gained from the sale of keepsakes were used to fund a tile wall in the school and the rest supported programming needs.

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