How big is Red Sand Project? Where does it take place?
Red Sand Project installations have taken place in all 50 states and in 70 countries around the world. Hundreds of thousands of toolkits have been sent out, and over one million people have participated.
Who uses Red Sand Project? Who can use it?
Red Sand Project has been used by people and organizations of many backgrounds — students, educators, businesses, nonprofits, law enforcement, survivors, parents and celebrities. We invite anyone and everyone interested in helping raise awareness to participate!
How do you do an installation?
Sidewalk installations are simple. As a group, pour red sand in a sidewalk or street crack, take a photo of it and post to social media using the hashtag #RedSandProject.
Where can I use Red Sand Project?
Anywhere there is a crack in a sidewalk or on the street! Public places are fair game, but make sure to ask for permission if you want to use it on private property. You often don’t need a permit to do it in public spaces, but certain colleges and parks might require additional permission.
How many toolkits should I request?
It depends on the number of people you’re expecting to do the project with. We have three options for you to choose from:
Classroom (20-30 people)
Conference (50-100 people)
Campus (200-300 people)
If your event is larger than 300 people, or if you have special requirements, let us know and we’ll work with you to provide what you need.
Can I participate by myself?
Unfortunately we no longer provide Red Sand Project as an activity to be done individually. However, you can still participate in a group! You can do Red Sand Project with a group of friends or family, for a team or organization, as a youth group or community group activity, and even in your classroom. If you can gather a group of 15 people or more to participate, let us know and we will send you Red Sand Project toolkits, large boxes of sand, and informational take-home materials to help your with your event.
How much does the Red Sand Project Cost?
We provide the materials for you, free of charge — you only need to pay for shipping. Shipping costs vary depending on location and quantity, but average shipping costs are $7.50 for the Classroom option, $25 for the Conference option, and $60 for the Campus option. If you are a nonprofit, or are unable to pay the full shipping costs, please contact us and we will try our best to meet your needs.
Do you have any publicity tools that I can use?
We have press release templates, posters and flyer templates that you can use.
How should I credit Red Sand Project?
If you are using a Red Sand Project image or creating a flyer for your project, please include the Red Sand Project logo and the hashtag #RedSandProject. Red Sand Project is an initiative of Stardust Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
What is the red sand made of?
The sand is made from the feldspathic rock family, a known source for producing a natural, non-toxic material completely void of carcinogens like crystalline silica, quartz, tremolite asbestos and more. It’s colored red using organic pigments and resins, encapsulating each grain with only organic ingredients and processed to sparkling perfection. The sand also does not contain any nuts (including peanuts), gluten or wheat; and it is tested annually with safety standards for children of all ages.