Register to Create a Commissioned Piece of Art!

BCAT is a non-profit organization in Buffalo, NY whose mission is to provide opportunities for careers through the arts and workforce development.

The BCAT Art Kit Initiative is open to up to 100 Buffalo Public and Charter high school youth (grades 9-12), who are artistic and want to get paid to make art. Through the arts, youths’ creativity, hope and aspiration will be ignited to navigate these challenging times.

BCAT is assembling art kits that include paints, brushes, artists’ pens and markers, and art pads. BCAT will coordinate with community partners for safe pick-up/drop-offs at several locations throughout the City of Buffalo.   

Youth will be commissioned to create artwork for donors who sponsor the art kits. In return, the student will receive a $75 Walmart gift card.

To qualify, youth must:

  • Be a registered student at a Buffalo Public or Charter High School
  • Be in grades 9-12
  • Live in the City of Buffalo
  • Have an interest in the arts
  • Complete and return a registration form
  • Create a piece of art using the art kit
  • Deliver the artwork and submission form to a designated drop-off location
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