Charlotte Arts Board of Directors: Join us as a Board Member

The Charlotte County Arts and Humanities Council is currently accepting resumes for applicants interested in filling four Board of Director positions, beginning in October. The Board meets monthly to oversee operations of Charlotte Arts, its programs, fundraisers, and events. Terms are for three years. If interested, please send resume and cover letter by Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, to Valerie Guenther, Board President, at

Charlotte Arts awards 15 Arts in Education grants

The Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County – Charlotte Arts – is pleased to announce 15 grants have been awarded to Charlotte County School District teachers for projects during the 2017-2018 school year.

The Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County — Charlotte Arts — is Charlotte  County’s only “united arts” agency. Charlotte Arts celebrates and supports all artists — visual arts, performing arts, and humanities — as well as cultural organizations and businesses.

Grants were received by teachers at half of the public schools in Charlotte County, including three high schools, three middle schools and five elementary schools

These projects will involve more than 8,300 students.

  • Performing Arts Class Tech Equipment, $435, Murdock Middle School
  • Artist Trading Cards for an Emerging Art Community, $692, East Elementary School
  • STEAM Family Night, $950, Myakka River Elementary School
  • Math and Art Make the World Go Around! $390, Murdock Middle School
  • Mirror Mirror on the Wall, $449, Charlotte High School
  • The Addams Family Musical Collaborative Stagecraft, $379, Punta Gorda Middle School
  • Readers of the Arts, $999. Myakka River Elementary School
  • History of Art in Jazz, $689, Punta Gorda Middle School
  • Sculptures of a Human Head, $400, Port Charlotte High School
  • Ceramics and the Scientific Method, $392, Sallie Jones Elementary School
  • Create, Publish, & Perform, $391, Punta Gorda Middle School
  • The Music Supply Project, $400, Punta Gorda Middle School
  • Can You Spot the Leopard? African Masks, $399, Meadow Park Elementary School
  • Micropipette Art, $942, Lemon Bay High School
  • Art Therapy Garden, $93, L.A. Ainger Middle School

“Charlotte County Public Schools are truly appreciative of the work that Charlotte Arts has done to increase motivation, participation, and engagement through arts education.  These grants allow thousands of students to try new projects because of the support from the Arts Council,” explains Curriculum Specialist Ellen Harvey of Charlotte County School District.

Charlotte Arts grants awarded total $127,195, providing arts and cultural programs to more than 40,000 students.