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Artists in Schools Directory



The Arts Council’s Artists in Schools program offers students arts and cultural experiences through artist residencies, assembly performances, workshops, AND virtual/online engagements. These educational and fun interdisciplinary programs are guided by vetted artists who design lessons that supplement educational standards.

We fund 1/2 of artist fees for performances and workshops and 2/3 for residencies to public and private schools in Cumberland County, including Fort Bragg.

Local, regional, and national artists of all disciplines submit applications to our program. Artist applications are screened by experts and highlight strong educational material, artistic value, and economic feasibility.

Artists In School is a program that shows students how to:

  • Communicate a concept.
  • Solve problems through the creative process.
  • Explore the world through creative experiences.

School representatives may apply for funding for one or more programs each school year. School Application Deadline: FRIDAY - October 1, 2021

Please note: This is an application only and does not guarantee funding. Applications are reviewed and awards are awarded based on the availability of funds and artist selection.

If you are a teaching artist interested in participating in the Artists in Schools program, please click here.


These wonderful programs are easily searchable through our online Artists in Schools Directory.  We invite you to explore them below.



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Music, Science, Social Studies

Brien Engel, Glass Harp

Brien Engel is an explorer of unusual sounds coaxed out of everyday things. His main passion is  the glass harp, an instrument comprised of 50 wine glasses, which he plays by rubbing his fingers on their rims. This encha...

Theatre, Health Education, Science, Social Studies

Bright Star Touring Theatre

Bright Star is a professional touring theatre company that offers over 70 different shows. From Black History to Holidays, from STEM/STEM to Social Emotional Learning, Bright Star has a show perfect for your school! Bright...

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 MATINEE...

Music, Social Studies

Capital Transit


"Capital Transit" is an entertaining, education-enriching, five piece vocal/instrumental group based in Raleigh- Durham.   A graduate of Oberlin School of Music, singer/songwriter Tim Smith plays sax, flute, & key...

Dance, Music, Physical Education, Social Studies, World Languages

Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company

Founded in 1983, Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company (aka Flamenco Vivo) is America’s most prominent flamenco dance group, serving more than 40,000 people nationwide each year through far-reaching programs that enterta...