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

EbzB Productions

The nationally touring & award winning production company of EbzB Productions celebrates the profound impact of storytelling through theatre in a repertoire of simple and compelling productions.  Their productions hav...

Dance, Music, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Studies, World Languages

Ecos de España: Spanish Classical & Flamenco Music & Dance

     I began studying flamenco and ballet dance as a young adult after seeing the great flamenco dancer Carmen Mora perform at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA.  Since then I’ve had the privilege of studying with illustrious...


Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1956 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is a professional, regional orchestra whose mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire the citizens of the Fayetteville, North...

Dance, Music, English Language Arts, Physical Education, Social Studies

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble

Celebrating 40 years as a performing arts ensemble, Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble is an internationally recognized, roots-based music and dance company showcasing the cultural diversity of percussive dance. Footworks...

Literary, Theatre, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Gran'daddy Junebug / Mitch Capel

Mitch Capel / “Gran’daddy Junebug” is a master storyteller, recording artist, published author and poet. He is mesmerizing as he brings stories to life, while plucking the string with just the touch the human heart c...