AIS Artists


Professional teaching artists (individual artists, ensembles, and arts organizations) may apply to participate in the Artists in Schools (AIS) program.  Artists and their programs support K-12 learners in today's school environments while making relevant connections to arts and/or non-arts curriculum standards through at least one of the following artistic disciplines:  dance, literary, music, storytelling, theatre, visual art.

Artists accepted into the AIS program are included in the Artist in Schools Directory and are eligible to participate in the annual Cultural Arts Booking Fair.

To learn about policies and procedures of Artists in Schools, review the AIS Artist Guidelines in the orange box to the right.  To inquire about this program, contact Julia Mastropaolo at or (919) 839-1498 x210. 


Information Sessions for Prospective Artists

Information sessions are held annually in February. Check back in early 2018 for dates.

Artist Application

Every spring, teaching artists may apply to include new programs in the Artists in Schools Directory.  The application for the 2017-2018 school year was due in March 2017. The application for the 2018-19 school year will be due in March 2018.  To learn about the application and to apply, click on "application process" in the orange box to the right.