BLICK Gives Back

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BLICK recognizes the value of giving back to the creative community. We believe that an art education develops the creativity and innovation needed to solve the world's most complex problems, enrich its culture, and provide a deeper human connection. We are proud to support hundreds of arts and community organizations across the country and provide nearly $500,000 in support each year through a variety of sponsored events, artist awards, and in-kind contributions.

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A few of our many partners and contributions:

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    National Art Education Association

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    The National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts, design, and media arts education professionals. Blick is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the NAEA National Convention, where thousands of art educators from around the U.S. and the world come together each year for professional learning, connectivity, creativity, and inspiration. In addition to our national commitment, Blick also provides sponsorship and materials support to state AEA organizations for conferences and professional development events for educators throughout the year.

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    Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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    Through the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards identify exceptional young artists through their national competition. Blick is proud to support our partners in recognition of these outstanding artists.

    Featured image: "The Angel" by Gillian Dickinson, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL. From the Blick/Utrecht Gold Medal Art Portfolio.

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    The Jimmy Fund

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    The Jimmy Fund, established in Boston in 1948, is comprised of community-based fundraising events and other programs that benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's mission to provide groundbreaking cancer research and compassionate care to children and adults. Our Holiday Give and Get program provides patients and visitors of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with quality art supplies, supporting The Jimmy Fund's mission to serve the needs of the whole person throughout treatment.

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    Fresh Artists

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    In partnership with Fresh Artists, our national Give & Get program provides a way for customers to donate art supplies to underfunded public schools. We are proud to support this innovative arts program in its mission to provide every student with a quality visual arts education.

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    ProjectArt

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    Our work with ProjectArt supports in-library art classes for youth who are taught by emerging visual artists. By providing art supplies to communities where we have stores, we've reached nearly 2,000 students in over 40 libraries in major cities across the country.

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    Colored Pencil Society of America

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    As the vendor of choice for the Colored Pencil Society of America's annual convention, we're thrilled to showcase our best art supplies for colored pencil enthusiasts across the country to further promote this fine art medium.

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    Pasadena Chalk Festival

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    Through our support for public art events, chalk festivals are definitely one of the most fun and impressive! The Pasadena Chalk Festival is a long-standing partner in this field and we are excited to contribute pastels and other art materials to these talented, working artists to create their temporary masterpieces.

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    Art ConnectED

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    We are a proud partner of Art ConnectED, an organization that celebrates work from over 130 high schools in Northern and Central Illinois and provides college scholarships to student artists. Each year, Blick and vendor partners supply winning students and faculty with supplies and prizes.

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