Arts in Education

Encouraging Students to Engage in The Arts

Charlotte Arts is pleased to offer grants in support of teachers within Charlotte County Public Schools who incorporate arts and humanities into their curriculum. Charlotte Arts has awarded a total of $127,195 in grants, providing arts and cultural programs to more than 40,000 students.  Up to $8,000 will be awarded for the 2018-2019 school year. Individual teachers may apply by September 10 for up to $400. If three or more teachers apply collaboratively, the team may request a total of up to $1,000. More guidance and the application form are available at For more information, email

Charlotte Arts advocates for the preservation of arts education in public schools by maintaining an open dialogue with the Charlotte County School Board and state representatives.

Annually, Charlotte Arts sponsors awards for the annual High School Art Show, held at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda. Awards are presented to student artists from Charlotte High School, Port Charlotte High School, and Lemon Bay High School.

“When schools include art programs in the curriculum, children do better with math.”

Kelly Borshein

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