The Wells Fargo Arts-In-Education Grant connects artists and arts organizations with elementary, middle and high school students, by funding programs designed to awaken their intellectual and creative curiosity.  Some funding is available for artists to conduct programs in private and charter schools.  Additional support is provided by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Arts Council is the largest funder of arts education in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. 

FY22 Wells Fargo Arts-In-Education Grant Awardees

  • Bookmarks ($5,000) - to support their Authors in Schools program which brings authors and illustrators to speak with K-12 students

  • Diane Faison ($1,600) - to perform her one-woman show "The Spirit of Harriet Tubman" to elementary school students

  • Forrest Munden ($4,500) - to work with middle and high school band students

  • Hispanic League ($2,000) - to bring a Latin band to one high-school in September 2022

  • Karl Kassner ($6,800) - to provide one-on-one instructive brass clinics for middle school students

  • Kathryn Gauldin ($2,000) - to provide a textile artist in residency program for middle school art students

  • The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem ($500) -to provide two improv workshops for middle or high school theatre students

  • Mark Donnell ($2,400) - to provide 2 Commedia dell'arte (comedy of art) artist residencies for high school theatre classes

  • Music Carolina ($4,500) - to provide 4 performances of "Brass Under the Big Top" and 2 performances of "Peter and the Wolf" to elementary school students

  • Piedmont Craftsmen ($7,000) - to provide 2 craft artisans-in-residencies for high school art students

  • Shared Radiance ($1,400) - to present ShakesCollage, a 45-minute compilation of Shakespeare, for middle and high school students

  • SECCA ($7,000) - to support their Portable Gallery which brings pieces of original art into arts classes

  • Tam Tam Mandigue ($8,000) - to bring hands-on African drumming and dancing residencies and workshops to elementary and middle school students

  • UNCSA Foundation ($2,000) - to conduct contemporary dance workshops with multiple high school dance classes

  • Winston-Salem Festival Ballet ($8,300) - to conduct dance master classes for high school dance students that will include ballet, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre dance instruction

  • Winston-Salem Symphony ($8,500) - to support the "Mary Starling In-School Music Education Program," that brings all 5th grade students to a full orchestra concert at R.J. Reynolds Auditorium

  • WS/FCS ($8,500) - to support professional development opportunities for core arts teachers

Questions? Contact Shannon Stokes, Director of Artist and Partner Services at 336-747-1416 or sstokes@intothearts.org.


This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.