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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, Social Studies

Charles Pettee- Hear the Sound of NC Bluegrass Music!

Charles Pettee, (pronounced “Petty”), has delighted audiences with a tasty blend of original and traditional music seasoned at more than 5,500 performances throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. He is a founding membe...

Dance, Physical Education, Social Studies, World Languages

ComMotion - Community in Motion

At ComMotion – Community In Motion, we believe that everyone should get a chance to experience the many benefits of dance and movement, regardless of their age, ability, or circumstances. Dance improves strength, flexibi...

Theatre, English Language Arts, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies

Dan Kamin - Comedy in Motion

Dan Kamin performs worldwide for theatres, arts festivals, symphony orchestras and schools.  He created the physical comedy sequences for CHAPLIN and BENNY AND JOON, and trained Robert Downey, Jr. and Johnny Depp for thei...

Dance, Visual Arts, Social Studies

Dance and Art from India

Dance & Art from India has presented over 1000 programs in 200+ venues over the last 20 years. The programs cater to grades K-12 in Dance & Visual Arts. The teacher is assisted in imparting education along variou...

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

David Novak, A Telling Experience

American storyteller and actor, David Novak is recipient of the Circle of Excellence for storytelling, and the Aurand Harris Memorial Playwrighting Award for excellence in professional theatre for children. David’s 30+ y...