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Artists in Schools Matching Grants

Students are learning centrifugal force by watching circus performers.

They’re embracing women’s history through music. … Because of the Arts Council, our children are experiencing education through all disciplines of art in our community.

The Arts Council’s Artists in Schools program offers matching grants – of 1/2 to 2/3 of artist fees! – to public and private schools in Cumberland County, including Fort Bragg.

The funds help cover artist residencies, assembly performances and workshops. Educational goals and standards are emphasized. Local, regional and national artists and companies of all disciplines submit applications to be considered for the program. A local panel of teachers and administrators screen artist applicants for strong educational material, artistic value and economic feasibility.

Selected artists are published in a directory made available to educators in eligible schools. School representatives apply for funding for one or more programs. A second panel is convened to award funds.

Matching Grant information and deadlines are included in the Artists In Schools Directory. Be sure that your school is informed about our Artist In Schools Education Program.

Artists available for this program are listed in the Artists in Schools Directory published yearly by the Arts Council. There are two components of the Artists in Schools grants. They are:

Artist Residencies – Residencies may vary depending on the needs of the school but generally last one to two weeks. During that time the artist will work with a minimum of two and a maximum of five classes per day. A residency should be an ongoing relationship with the same students each day. The artist is expected to coordinate with the curriculum objectives of the teacher or school.

Assembly Performances & Workshops – Assembly Performances and Workshops may vary depending on the needs of the school but usually consist of one or more performances, approximately an hour long.

Schools participating in the program are listed below:

  • 71st Classical Middle School
  • Alpha Academy
  • Ben Martin Elementary
  • Bill Hefner Elementary
  • Brentwood Elementary
  • C. Wayne Collier Elementary
  • Capitol Encore Academy
  • Cliffdale Elementary
  • College Lakes Elementary
  • Cross Creek Early College
  • Cumberland County Schools AIG (High Schools) – includes all 17 CCS High Schools
  • Cumberland County Schools AIG (Middle Schools) – includes all 18 CCS Middle Schools
  • Devers Elementary
  • E.E. Miller Elementary
  • Eastover Central Elementary
  • Ed Baldwin Elementary
  • Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary
  • Fayetteville Academy
  • Glendale Acres Elementary
  • Gordon Elementary School
  • J.W. Seabrook Elementary School
  • Jack Britt High School
  • Kimberly Hampton Primary School
  • Lillian Black Elementary
  • Margaret Willis Elementary
  • Mary Mc Arthur Elementary
  • Max Abbott Middle School
  • Montclair Elementary
  • Pine Forest High School
  • Shughart Middle School
  • SouthView Middle School
  • St. Ann Catholic School
  • St. Patrick Catholic School
  • Stedman Primary School
  • Stoney Point Elementary
  • Stoney Point Elementary
  • VanStory Hills Elementary
  • W.H. Owen Elementary

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