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March Is Arts in Our Schools Month

This month we shine a light on the impact of arts education in our schools


Artists In Schools Performance at Mary McArthur Elementary School
Artists In Schools performance at Mary McArthur Elementary School (Image by Stephanie Pérez Ruiz)

Governor Roy Cooper has officially declared March 2024 as Arts In Our Schools Month. Across North Carolina and the U.S., communities are highlighting the impact of arts education in our schools through advocacy, recognition, and celebration. The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County is committed to serving our schools through our arts education opportunities.


How can you support Arts in Our Schools this month?


Support our Artists In Schools program


Our Artist In Schools program brings arts integration to Cumberland County schools at a reduced or free cost. By making a donation to Artists In Schools, you will help us provide financial support to our Teaching Artists and bring the transformative power of art into our local schools. We are also accepting Teaching Artist applications across all disciplines for the Artists In Schools directory for the 2024-2025 school year.



Experience the Cumberland County Schools High School Juried Art Show


Our current exhibit features work from several of our county’s talented rising artists. Join us on Friday, March 22 (Fourth Friday), as we celebrate these artists at our Artist Reception.  This event is free and open to the public. The exhibit is on display in our main gallery until April 6th!

For regular updates on the Arts Council, follow the Arts Council on Facebook (@ArtsCouncilFay) or Instagram (@artscouncilfay).



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ABOUT THE ARTS COUNCIL OF FAYETTEVILLE | CUMBERLAND COUNTY


The Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization based in Fayetteville, NC that connects our communities, embraces diversity, promotes individual creativity, advances economic development, and fosters lifelong learning through the arts. As the primary steward of public and private funding for arts, cultural and history activities in the Cape Fear Region, the Arts Council and the agencies it supports are known for the core values of excellence, accountability, transparency, collaboration, and innovation. theartscouncil.com


Grants, programs, and services of the Arts Council are funded, in part, by contributions from community partners and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.


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