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Artists in Schools Directory

Teaching through the Arts

Artists in Schools Teaching Artist application now available
Deadline to apply: May 25, 2020

Share your talent as a teaching artist!

Local, regional and national artists of all disciplines are invited to apply for inclusion in the Arts Council's 2020-2021 Artists in Schools Directory. The online, searchable directory serves as a resource for schools looking to hire vetted teaching artists for residencies, assembly performances and workshops for the 2020-2021 school year.

Artists applications will be screened for strong educational material, artistic value and economic feasibility. Comprehensive hands-on and multi-disciplinary programs with links to educational goals and standards are emphasized.

New and returning artists must apply annually.

Download application for new artists here.

Download application for returning artists here.

For more information, contact Blanca LaCortiglia, Grant Assistant 910 – 323 – 1776, ext 228 or


The Artists in Schools program is sponsored by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County with support from Cumberland County Public Schools, the City of Fayetteville, the County of Cumberland, the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, and private contributions from businesses and individuals.


Deadline for Artists in Schools Matching Grant Program Applications is Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Grant applications may be returned to the Arts Council by mail, hand-delivered, faxed or emailed. All applications must be received by September 25, 2019.

Mailing Address: PO Box 318, Fayetteville, NC 28302 Fax: 910-323-1727

Physical Address: 301 Hay Street, Fayetteville NC 28301


This Directory is a tool of the Arts Council's Artist in Schools Grant Program. All programs, fees and other information provided in the Directory apply to and are intended for the sole use of eligible Cumberland County, Fort Bragg and private schools.

Download Application HERE

There are two components of the Artists in Schools grants. They are:

Artist Residencies – Residencies may vary depending on the needs of the school but generally last one to two weeks. During that time the artist will work with a minimum of two and an maximum of five classes per day. A residency should be an ongoing relationship with the same students each day. The artist is expected to coordinate with the curriculum objectives of the teacher or school.

Assembly Performances & Workshops – Assembly Performances and Workshops may vary depending on the needs of the school but usually consist of one or more performances, approximately an hour long.

Need more information? E-mail

For previous Artists in Schools Awards (as well as other Arts Council grant programs), click here.