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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.

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Dance, Theatre

Franzini Family Science Circus

The Franzini Family has toured the USA, Australia Germany, Korea, Philippines and Brazil.  Franzini Science Circus has performed at major performing arts venue in Florida and repeat performances at the Smithsonian...


Garry Krinsky

Garry Krinsky has been touring Toying with Science across the U.S. at schools and theatres since 1996. He has been performing the show routinely at schools in North Carolina since the year 2000, mainly working through the...

Literary, Theatre, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Gran'daddy Junebug / Mitch Capel

Mitch Capel / “Gran’daddy Junebug” is a master storyteller, recording artist, published author and poet. He is mesmerizing as he brings stories to life, while plucking the string with just the touch the human heart...

Dance, Music, Literary, Theatre, Visual Arts

Grey Seal Puppets

Well known for their trademark whimsical approach to storytelling and exquisite puppet design, Grey Seal Puppets offers a variety of puppet performances sure to tickle your fancy. Their repertoire includes a variety of...

Literary, Theatre, Visual Arts

Hobey Ford

Winner of the UNIMA Citation for Excellence and three Jim Henson Foundation grants, Hobey Ford is known for his excellence in puppetry performance and craft as well as his skill as a master storyteller.  Hobey designs and...