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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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Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Science, Social Studies

Paul Taylor

Paul “Walking Stick” Taylor, 2012 finalist for Australian of the Year is an Australian storyteller, didjeridoo player, singer & cultural ambassador.  His educational concers feature music, poetry & stories...

Literary, Theatre, English Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages

Poetry Alive!

For over 30 years, Poetry Alive! has been presenting high-energy poetry shows for audiences of all ages.  Poetry Alive! presents verse as theatre, transforming poems into scripts and audience members into fellow actors....

Literary, Theatre, English Language Arts, World Languages

Professor READY

Sonny Kelly is a doctoral student at UNC Chapel Hill, with degrees from Stanford University and St. Mary’s University. Sonny has served in the Air Force, corporate sales, college admissions, college Speech &...

Music, English Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages

Red Grammer

Grammy-nominated, award-winning performer/recording artist/educator Red Grammer has inspired and delighted audiences in thousands of schools and performing arts centers all over the U.S. and abroad.  Red is a frequent...

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

Red Herring Puppets

Red Herring Puppets, an award-winning professional puppet company, delights young audiences with lively and informative productions.  Lisa Sturz, artistic director, worked with Henson Productions, Disney Imagineering,...