We are no longer taking applications for this academic year

The Philip J. Steele Arts Education Foundation is pleased to announce our new collaboration agreement with the Colorado Kids Create organization!

Our 501 c3 nonprofit organizations share a common mission, although we go about it in different ways. The Philip J. Steele Arts Education Foundation encourages, mentors, and supports students in the Colorado visual arts community through our Art in a Box program. These awards assist underfunded K-12 art teachers and their students by providing quality art supplies to classrooms throughout the state that they could otherwise not afford. Our mission directly supports the mission of Colorado Kids Create, which is to encourage and empower artistic self-expression in children.

Going forward, our two Foundations will work together as one to fulfill both of our missions to serve Colorado kids and the art programs that are essential to their creative growth. Art teachers are in need of tangible support and are in the best position to use our direct donation of art supplies to nurture creative projects in the classroom. By facilitating this program, we have become partners in embracing the artistic passions and ambitions of young students across the state.

Colorado Kids Create will now be accepting all applications for the Art in a Box program. The art teachers who are selected will receive tailor-made boxes of art supplies delivered directly to their school.

If you are an art teacher in an underserved school in need of art supplies for your classroom, please complete the application below. Selection criteria is based on financial need. Applications are reviewed and Art in a Box awards are distributed on a rolling basis as funds become available.