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Artists in Schools

Applications for Teaching Artists for the 2019-2020 now available!  Deadline is Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Click Here for NEW artist application (artists that were not included in the 2018-2019 Directory)

Click Here for RETURNING artist application (artists that were included in the 2018-2019 Directory)

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This Directory is a tool of the Arts Council's Artist in Schools Grant Program. All programs, fees and other information provided in the Directory apply to and are intended for the sole use of eligible Cumberland County, Fort Bragg and private schools.

For more information, contact Adrienne Trego at

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Birdman Dave

Dave is a former elementary teacher with 13 years experience, and an additional 25 years performing in the Southeast.  He was the co-founder of Puppet Express and sole creator of Birdman Dave nature and cultural shows.  ...

Literary, Theatre, English Language Arts, Health Education, Info & Technology, Science, Social Studies

Bright Star Touring Theatre

Bright Star is a professional touring theatre company that offers almost 60 different shows. Each show addresses curricular content such as literacy, STEM/STEAM, history, and character education topics like Anti-Bullying a...

Literary, Theatre, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Burning Coal Theatre Company

Burning Coal is Raleigh’s small professional theatre. Now in our 21st season, we have integrated professional and early-career artists to create an explosive blend of talent, energy and passion. Awards include NCTC Parid...

Dance, Music, Literary, Theatre, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Cape Fear Regional Theatre

We believe in the power of storytelling and the visceral impact of live theatre. We strive for the highest standards of excellence in our artistic work, educational offerings, and outreach efforts. Both our STUDENT MATIN...

Music, Social Studies

Charles Pettee- Hear the Sound of NC Bluegrass Music!

Charles Pettee, (pronounced “Petty”), has delighted audiences with a tasty blend of original and traditional music seasoned at more than 5,500 performances throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. He is a founding membe...