Art$tart Grant Opportunity for Teachers and Artists!

A free workshop May 20 will outline Art$tart, a program providing grants reaching $2,500 to help inspire creative teaching partnerships between artists and schools in Lewis, Jefferson, and St. Lawrence Counties for the 2011/2012 school year.

Arts in Education grant coordinator Robert Fowler will run the workshop from 5-7 p.m. at Arts on the Square in Watertown. He will go over the guidelines and application materials required for successful proposals.

Art$tart is a new grant opportunity supporting collaboratively planned projects by teachers and participating artists that enriches student education in and through the arts. The program seeks to bolster a cross-curriculum approach going beyond the classic art room setting. Deadline for grant applications is Monday, July 18.

The workshop is open to the public. Arts on the Square is located in the Franklin Building, 57 Public Square, in Watertown. For more information or to register, contact Robert Fowler at or (315) 265-6860.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.