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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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Dance, Music, Health Education, Physical Education, Social Studies

African American Dance Ensemble

The African American Dance Ensemble, founded in 1984, exemplifies their mission by coupling the very best of African dance with a real community-based educational agenda. AADE’s programming generally takes the form of p...

Music, Literary, English Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages

Alex Weiss & Different Drum

Alex Weiss is a multi-instrumentalist, world traveler, music educator and storyteller who has been performing professionally since 1970. Alex’s versatility on trumpet, hand drums and recorders are enhanced by his knowled...

Theatre, English Language Arts, Info & Technology, Science, Social Studies

Atlantic Coast Theatre (A.C.T) For Youth

Orlando, FL based Atlantic Coast Theatre (A.C.T.) For Youth brings quality professional touring theatre to Performing Arts Centers, Schools, Libraries, Museums & Festivals.  Since its inception in 1999, Actor/Educator...


Backtrack Vocals

Backtrack Vocals is a five-person a cappella group based in New York City. The group travels nationwide and takes the stage at performing arts centers, universities, music festivals and corporate events. The group enfuses ...

Music, Literary, English Language Arts

Billy Jonas

A Billy Jonas concert is an explosion of energy! In singalongs, bangalongs, whisperalongs, as well as improvised songs, his primary instrument is the audience. Billy’s original pieces are played on fanciful “industrial...