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Artists in Schools Directory

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.

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Professional artists are inspiring the next generation through the arts.

Teaching artists are invited to participate in the Artists in Schools program, which offers matching grants – of 1/2 to 2/3! – to public and private schools in Cumberland County, including Fort Bragg.

The funds help cover artist residencies, assembly performances and workshops. Educational goals and standards are emphasized. Local, regional and national artists and companies of all disciplines submit applications to be considered for the program. A local panel of teachers and administrators screen artist applicants for strong educational material, artistic value and economic feasibility.

Selected artists are published in a directory made available to educators in eligible schools. School representatives apply for funding for one or more programs. A second panel is convened to award funds.

Matching Grant information and deadlines are included in the Artists in Schools Directory.

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.

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