The Huffington Post
DoSomething Campaign Encourages Students To Fight For Art Programs
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DoSomething.org cares about arts education, and they think you do too. A new campaign called Make Art Save Art aims to use artists and students to emphasize the importance of the arts in American schools. They've teamed up with corporate sponsors HP and AMD to provide laptops and cash prizes to schools who win the "Make Art" contest. Individuals are asked to choose a school to sponsor and then create a visually compelling PC wallpaper on their behalf. The five wallpaper designs that are shared the most via Twitter and Facebook will become finalists, and a panel of judges will select one grand prize winner. DoSomething has never had trouble garnering celebrity support for their campaigns, and "Make Art Save Art" is no different. The launch event featured appearances by "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson, actress Debby Ryan and singer/songwriter Travie McCoy.