Metro-east educators will soon be able to apply for grants that help link art with their curriculum.
The Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers has previously paid for a program that combined poetry and pottery in a St. Louis school, according to a news release.
The release also states that a grant has helped improve the performing arts in East St. Louis.
The grants range from $500 and $5,000. Applications for the 2017-18 school year will open this summer. Schools in Illinois are eligible, including in St. Clair, Madison, Monroe and Clinton counties. Missouri schools are also elligible.
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Projects that introduce new art mediums to students will be given priority.
For more information, visit keeparthappening.org/grant-programs.