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Artists in Schools

​New Artists! Click here for full application.*

2017-2018 Returning Artists! Click here for returning artists application and instructions.*

*$20 Application Fee

Deadline - Friday, April 27

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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Scott Ainslie

Scott Ainslie has presented teaching concerts for over twenty years on the African roots of American music.  He brings the history and sould of the music alive through story and audience involvement in rhythm, harmonies,...

Dance, Music, Literary, Visual Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Studies, World Languages


Shabutaso began as a family ensemble in 1985, performing, teaching, and creating African art. In 2010, Founders Mama and Baba Shabu re-located to West Africa to build a cultural center and artisan’s workshop on a 10-acre...

Literary, Theatre, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Sheila Kerrigan

The Mime Who Talks! has performed and taught in schools and communities in 22 states. Kerrigan wrote The Performer's Guide to the Collaborative Process. She taught Community-Based Performance at Duke and...

Music, Literary, Theatre, English Language Arts, World Languages

Susana & Timmy Abell

Both Susana and Timmy Abell have earned stellar reputations through many years of work in schools. Susana spent seven years as one of New Jersey’s most sought after teaching artists, with support from Carnegie Hall and...

Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, English Language Arts, Health Education, Info & Technology, Physical Education, Social Studies, World Languages


Experience the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Japanese Taiko drums.