ArtSplash invites local schools and teachers to apply for grants to fund art and music programs for the 2015 to 2016 school year. Proceeds from the annual community celebration for arts education that takes place in Carlsbad every year in September have contributed nearly $60,000 to school programs. This year grants ranging in the $500 to $700 range will go to fund innovative and enriching programs for K-12 students within Carlsbad Unified School District, Encinitas Union School District, Oceanside Unified School District, San Dieguito Union High School District, San Marcos Unified High School District, and Vista Unified School District. ArtSplash Chair Joni Miringoff says, “We owe all our awesome teachers a big thanks for inspiring their students to soar and succeed. Their efforts enable ArtSplash to fulfill its mission as a community celebration for arts education.” Proceeds from ArtSplash 2015 will fund upcoming grants. This year’s theme is “A September to Remember,” featuring nationally renowned 3D street painting artist Tracy Lee Stum. The application deadline is Aug. 1. Recipients will be notified in early September. For grant guidelines or questions call 760-436-2828 and for grant applications visit