The Art Easel Program
The Art Easel Program is an initiative of Funding Innovation
that allows Canadians to create positive change within their communities … by purchasing artwork!
Funding Innovation works with charitable organizations, like Support Our Troops, to partner with businesses and enterprises to feature their quality artwork for bids in their establishments. Interested passersby can bid on the featured artwork, such as sports, music and fine art prints, the contributions of which support programs for military members, veterans, ill and injured, and their families.
Since its inception in 2016, the program has grown exponentially. We are proud to work with over 300 partners in 9 provinces.
In just 3 years the Art Easel Program has raised almost $700,000!
These funds go towards programs that build family resiliency, support the rehabilitation of ill and injured soldiers, and much, much more. Click here
to learn more about our programs.
While we wait excitedly, yet patiently for our participating enterprises to continue opening their doors to foot traffic, we have taken the Art Easel Program to a virtual level!
You can now support our Canadian Armed Forces community from the comfort of your own home.
Simply follow this link
to see what prints are available for bidding, select your favourite print and submit your bid online.
Funding Innovation will contact the winning bidder, and all other qualifying, but non-successful bidders after 2 weeks and ship the print right to your doorstep.
Explore the Virtual Auction
Airway of Heroes:
a community of regional and international airports from coast-to-coast that all support the Art Easel Program.
Highway of Heroes:
various locations like ONroute Service Centres
and Flying J
have answered the call to support our serving women and men by hosting art easels in their establishments.
Hallway of Heroes:
one of our most popular locations for artwork bids is Ottawa City Hall
. Given the great success of this initiative, we are looking to roll this program out across many other municipal buildings.
The Beer Store:
50 Stores across Ontario support this program.
As a long-standing partner of CFMWS through our Op Santa Claus program (delivering holiday packages to deployed troops), Giant Tiger was our first partner to adopt the Art Easel Program!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
- Visit an Art Easel host and make a bid.
- Share your experience on social media (don’t forget to tag us @CDNForceSupport !).
- If you’re interested in hosting one of our easels at your place of business, email Johnson.Scott@SupportOurTroops.ca for more information.