Here is an interesting and unique program that helps deal with the problem of reduced public funding for art programs in schools. Fresh Artists has found a way to network young student artists who donate their work in exchange for corporate funding and display of the works of art. From the Fresh Artists web site...
"Fresh Artists is an innovative concept of student-centric philanthropy. Children create art, donate images, and meet their financial benefactors in highly visible "corporate spaces of success". Fresh Artists is a new model of civic engagement where recipients of corporate generosity are full and equal partners in the common goal: to save access to art making for all children".
Art is Not a Luxury