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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, English Language Arts, Info & Technology, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, World Languages

Degrees of Brass

DEGREES OF BRASS includes members of all backgrounds and professions that include: College professors, Music Ministers, Musicians, and more. Together they believe in being light hearted and fun with education and a cultura...

Music, Mathematics, Social Studies, World Languages

Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba bring the magic of cross-cultural collaboration to students through hands-on workshops, classes, and participatory concerts. Kaira Ba is led by Diali Keba Cissokho, a kora player, drummer, an...

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

DIDGERIDOO DOWN UNDER: Amazing Educational Entertainment!

G’day! Didgeridoo Down Under is one of the most popular educational entertainment companies in the U.S. We offer a variety of in-person and virtual shows, workshops and residencies. Our program themes range from Australi...

Literary, Theatre, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Donna Washington / DLW Storyteller, Inc.

Donna Washington is an internationally known master storyteller, artist educator, and published author who has been performing for audiences of all ages for over thirty-three years. She is renowned for her storytelling for...

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

Doug Berky Theatre

Doug Berky’s performances are an intricately woven fabric of several classic theatre forms: mime, mask and movement theatre, circus arts, and storytelling.  His training includes a B.A. in Drama from Furman University a...