Art is a fundamental component of child development, allowing children to explore and find ways of self-expression and communication. Art is a means to communicate ideas, feelings, and solutions. Yet art goes beyond just simple development of a skill. Young people who participate regularly in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, to participate in math and science fairs, or to win a writing award.

The Art Fund facilitates interest in the visual arts by offering financial assistance for art supplies, private lessons, and scholarships to advanced art institutions.