Requirements of Participation

Once an artist is accepted into the program, they must adhere to the following annual expectations:

Artist Agreement

Participating artists sign an agreement confirming that they will adhere to the terms and expectations as outlined in the Artists in Schools Artist Guidelines.

Artist Participation Fee

A fee to begin or renew participation in the Artists in Schools program is collected at the time of submission.

Background Check

Using the National Sex Offender Public Web United Arts staff performs a background check on all approved artists. This practice safeguards the integrity of the  Artists in Schools Directory and the artists whose programming the United Arts Council endorses.


Wake County Public School System requires vendors and presenters to carry a certificate of liability. As a service, United Arts holds a certificate of liability insurance that covers Artists in Schools artists when (and only when) they facilitate events that are contracted through United Arts.

Photo Release

United Arts reserves the right to photograph artists when they are engaged in Artists in Schools supported activities. Photos may be shared via the United Arts website, social media and other marketing materials.

Post Program Review

Evaluations are collected from artists and representatives from each school after each Artists in Schools supported program. United Arts reviews these evaluations and shares summaries with artists after the school year concludes.