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United Arts Council

Artists in Schools

Artists in Schools Workshop
Artists in Schools Workshop
Performance by Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company
Performance by Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company
Storytelling with Antonio Rocho
Storytelling with Antonio Rocho
Residency with Black Box Dance Theatre
Residency with Black Box Dance Theatre
Writer Residency with Kelly Starling Lyons
Writer Residency with Kelly Starling Lyons

At forty-one years strong, United Arts provides noncompetitive grants to schools to help provide Artists in Schools programs for their staff and students.

Funds support programs in three categories:
Performance  •  Workshop Residency  •  Weeklong Writer Residency

Professional teaching artists develop and implement
curriculum-based arts programs through six categories:

Dance  •  Literary  •  Music  •   Storytelling  •  Theatre  •  Visual Arts

Click the buttons below for more information on the Artists in Schools program.

Information for Schools
and Cultural Arts Representatives
Information for Participating
and Prospective Artists

Thanks to the Artists in Schools program, more than 130,000 Wake County school children experience arts programming in a school setting each year.

For the 2020-21 year, United Arts worked with 107 artists/companies/ensembles/groups and served 121 schools. Through these schools, United Arts was able to help contract:

  • 152 performances
  • 66 workshop residencies
  • 32 weeks of writer residencies
  • 10 virtual International Bluegrass Festival Performances
  • 10 virtual performances offered with American Dance Festival

To learn more about the Artists in Schools program, contact Julia Mastropaolo at [email protected] or (919) 839-1498, ext. 210.

PO Box 26388
Raleigh, NC 27611

Phone: (919) 839-1498
[email protected]