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Arts in Education
The Council for the Arts has provided support to our county’s student art education through programs, performances and artists in residence opportunities since 1981. Efforts are made to coordinate and integrate with grade-level curriculum and Onslow County School’s Global International themes. We look forward to continuing this important program and including more hands-on art experiences for students in years to come.
The Council of the Arts fully supports Arts NC’s vision for Arts Education: In today’s globally competitive world, innovative thinking and creativity are essential for all school children. High quality, standards-based instruction in the arts develops these skills and effectively engages, retains, and prepares future-ready students for graduation and success in an entrepreneurial economy. Dance, music, theatre arts, and visual arts, taught by licensed arts educators and integrated throughout the curriculum, are critical to North Carolina’s 21st century education.
Approaches to Arts in Education
Special Schools Programs
The Arts Council programs provide literary and performing artists professionals for school performances. Students are able to experience art forms they may not otherwise enjoy such as ballet, opera, drum circles, and storytelling.
Artists in Residence
Studying with qualified artists in residency allows students to broaden their experiences and enhance artistic skills through instruction and practice.
The integration of Arts in the study of Science, Language, Math and other subjects empowers students to engage more fully and to demonstrate understanding.