Global ArtXchanges 'Funds for Youth Art Supplies'
Edwinno discovered a wonderful initiative by a humanitarian organization “Global ArtXchange” to bring smiles on the faces of young artists in impoverished and wartorn places in the world. This initiative is founded by Vesa Peltonen, accomplished and dedicated in art, whose motto is to “give back” with care, compassion and determination and to grow a worldwide group of volunteers and associates.
Currently a campaign is running for 60 days to be able to send art materials and supplies to carefully selected art schools. Global ArtXchanges has been at this cause now for 6 years and already helped in Africa, Nepal, to S. America, and even in North America . The youth artists send us artwork, which will be used in a 'World Youth Art Peace Exhibition' in one of our two year phases. Vesa started by initially using personal money. Now Global ArtXchanges receives funds from various sources, from a funding foundation to arts councils. We seek sponsors/patrons most importantly, to sustain our mission to move ahead with the documentary filming,now, while sending materials.
Global ArtXchanges is supported by artists and ambassadors like Marina V and Andre Ramolo and hope to get the endorsement of many other of influence in the arts or otherwise.
Your support is appreciated through a donation (we have special incentives for patrons), volunteer or sharing our vision and plea with kindred spirits. Any donation of $10 or more is matched to help the children!!!
What we do with the funds
(1) Sending Art Supplies to Needy Youth Art Groups World-wide is ongoing, so thus we need any contribution possible.
(2) We are doing a short film documentary, for promotion, as well as send later a finished film to Film Festivals.
(3) To create a 'World Youth Art Peace' Exhibition, from the art given by the kids, we have helped. We have already received some.
This enlivens world youth, gives them hope, a sense of accomplishment, and affects in a positive way also their family, friends, & neighborhood. Their Community will get involved, creating volunteering and jobs. We have already seen that happen, in Ghana for example. The community begins to share in the responsibility to sustain this effort. Since the young artists have proper art supplies to work with, this puts smiles on the faces of everyone. Having family to teachers begin to share in the responsibility of motivating their youth, thus enriching the spirit in and involving many in this focus of the future of their children's education.