Fundraising at the Secondary Level



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Introduction 0:33

Fundraising Necessities

Why Fundraise? 3:04

Getting Administration Approval 1:39

Considering an Art Guild

Basics for Getting Started with a Guild 3:29

Specific Fundraiser Options

12 x 12 Silent Auction 3:46

XS Art Show 3:24

Denim Decor 4:05

Prints Sales 2:49

Next Level Fundraising

Web-Based Sales 3:13

Acquiring Sponsorships 2:40

Senior Art Exhibitions 2:52

Marketing Art Students 5:07

Additional Tips and Tricks

Additional Tips and Tricks 3:35

Reviewing Options for Fundraisers 4:56


Conclusion 0:42

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Fundraising at the Secondary Level

2 PD Hours

  • 1 Take a look at an overview of six tried-and-true secondary fundraising events.

  • 2 Learn tips for getting administration on board and parents/community members involved.

  • 3 Discover how to create fundraising traditions to enrich your program year after year.

Unless you live in an alternate universe, it is safe to say you need more money for your art program! Shrinking art budgets are a continuing area of concern for art teachers everywhere. In this Learning Pack, discover the benefits of fundraising at the secondary level. See examples of effective and creative methods such as silent auctions, art shows, and online and print sales. Fundraising can keep your art program relevant and thriving within your community!

Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
Professional Practice
6.2 Adds value to team and school culture

6.6 Promotes art education access for all students
6.7 Exhibits students’ work for school and community interaction
6.8 Effectively communicates the importance of the arts
6.9 Promotes art education to students, families, and communities at large

Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Lena Rodriguez

Lena Rodriguez

High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator

Lena Rodriguez is the High School Painting and Drawing Director at the Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her teaching focuses on creating a positive culture within her studio, conducive to exploration and conceptualism.


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