Creating a kinder world through art

What we do and why we do it

Connecting children around the world

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Since 2004 we have helped 250,000 children and teens around the world touch each other's lives through art.

Memory Project is on social media! 

After 15 years of existence, we are so excited to announce that the Memory Project has finally made it to the 21st century! (Jokes aside, we've avoided social media because of child photo policies, but have now decided to post select images with permission.)


Click the icons above to like us, follow us, and share us with everyone you know! We can't wait to create an online community with you. 

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Blick Partners with Memory Project  Art Exchange

We've partnered with Blick Art Materials to encourage art teachers to participate in our Global Art Exchange. They're offering a $25 gift card to every teacher who completes the exchange!

Elementary & Middle teachers email to sign up!

Catch our Art Exchange Coordinator, Nora, discussing our brand new Global Art Exchange on episode 169 of the Art of Education podcast!  Middle and elementary school students exchange heartfelt artwork with children in countries that are culturally very different from the United States.

Create Portraits marginalized children in Venezuela

This is our first opportunity to create portraits for children in Venezuela, a country that has struggled with declining economic and political stability over the past decade. 


Our partner organization in Venezuela helps provide education, nutritional support, and basic health care to a group of children who are living in a marginalized community. Help us to provide them with a special keepsake that will last a lifetime.


Learn more at and email with interest!

Latest News

Portrait Delivery to Nigeria

In February, we delivered 3,500 portraits made by American high school students to under-resourced school children in Nigeria. Nigeria has one of the lowest rates of school attendance in the world, but these children fight the odds for an education and a better future. See the joyful response!

"I think when you combine goodwill with an art project, amazing things begin to happen. The Memory Project is incredible."

Monique Dobbelaere, Art Teacher, SC

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The Memory Project
2163 N. Gateway St.
Middleton, WI 53562

(608) 616-0317

A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2004. EIN: 20-1802885

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