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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.