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2163 N. Gateway St.
Middleton, WI 53562

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

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Art Exchange

- EST. 2019 -

Teacher Information

Give your elementary and middle school students the opportunity to exchange heartfelt artwork with kids from countries that are culturally very different from the USA.

Get Started

It's simple! All you have to do is:

1

Review information below including Program Costs.

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If you need approval from a principal or parents, check out these forms.

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Email art@memoryproject.org or call us at (608) 285-2543 to tell us how many students will participate!

How it Works

Sign up

E-mail Nora at art@memoryproject.org telling us how many students will participate and we will let you know which countries and timelines we have available. Next, we will match your students with children abroad and email you pictures (front and back) of the artwork made by those children. This way, your students can see the art and photo of the child before they begin their own creations.

 

We will also send you a link to an informational teacher resource page about the children and country, which includes an informational/instructional video for your students (sample below).

Create

Your students create art in response to the artwork from the children abroad following our size, media and format guidelines. You mail the finished artwork to us along with your financial contribution to the program costs.

Exchange

We send your finished artwork to the children overseas. Within a week, we mail you the the physical artwork created by those children for your students to keep. Exchange complete! 

 
 

Program Costs

We request a contribution of $12 per student, which is our only source of funding.

If you work at a low-income school or your class cannot afford the full contribution for any reason, please let us know. Our goal is to include as many students as possible regardless of finances.

Get a $25 Blick Art Materials Gift Card!

We've partnered with Blick Art Materials to encourage art teachers to participate in this exchange. Involve at least 10 students and Blick will send you a $25 gift card at the end of the exchange to reward your efforts!

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Example Teacher Resource Video:  Syria

Privacy

We are dedicated to protecting the privacy of the young people involved in this program. We do not share details regarding any child’s identity or location with any person who is not a Memory Project staff memberThough you may share photos of artwork online, we ask that you not post any photos of the actual children.

 

View our full privacy policy here

 

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQ