Comprehensive Arts Education

Comprehensive Arts Education (CAE) is a multi-faceted approach to arts education as an integral part of the sound basic education that is the right of every child in North Carolina.

Our Three-Part Plan

In today’s globally competitive world, innovative thinking and creativity are essential for all schoolchildren. Our three-pronged Comprehensive Arts Education (CAE) approach helps students develop these skills as well as effectively engage, retain, and prepare them for graduation and success in tomorrow’s global economy.

These three components of CAE are interdependent and are all necessary.

Arts Education, Arts Exposure, Arts Integration

Arts Education

The arts as core academic subjects, taught by licensed arts educators. This includes dance, music, theatre arts, and visual arts.

Arts Integration

The arts as a catalyst for learning across the curriculum creating deeper learning experiences that support content mastery and the development of critical and creative twenty-first century skills

Arts Exposure

Exposure to quality arts experience offered during and outside of school such as artists-in-residence, visits to galleries, concerts, and performances.


Thank you to our Champion Sponsors: Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County and Blumenthal Performing Arts.
			Thank you to our Grand Sponsors: Arts NC State, Audio & Light, Inc., Koka Booth Amphitheatre/Town of Cary, UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts.
			And Thank You to our Presenting Sponsors: Arts and Science Council, Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center, Durham Arts Council, North Carolina Museum of Art,
			North Carolina Music Educators Association, North Carolina Symphony, PlayMakers Repertory Company, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County,
			United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, Yadkin Arts Council, Inc.
Dancer Jose Velasquez performing at ARTS Day
Thank You to our Sponsors: American Dance Festival, Cabarrus Arts Council, Caktus Group, Cape Fear Regional Theatre,
			Charlotte Ballet, Community Council for the Arts, Duke Says Sold, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Fearrington Village, Gates County High School, Greensboro Symphony Orchestra,
			High Point Arts Council, John C. Campbell Folk School, Mint Museum of Art, NC Museums Council, NC Presenters Consortium, NC Black Repertory Company, North Carolina Theatre Conference,
			Stokes County Arts Council, theArtWorks™, Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP. And Thank You to our Supporters: Armstrong McGuire & Associates,
			Arts Access, Arts Council Of Wayne County, Arts Council of Wilson, Arts of the Albemarle, Arts+, Artspace, Artsplosure, Asheville Area Arts Council, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum,
			Burning Coal Theatre Company, Carolina Ballet, Inc., Center for Craft, Children's Theatre Of Charlotte, Cucalorus Film Foundation, Dr. Tamara Holmes Brothers, Duplin County Schools,
			ECU School Of Theatre and Dance, Gaston Arts Council, Gina Harrison |, Jackson County Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, Penland School of Craft,
			PineCone: Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, The Arts Council of Wilmington/New Hanover County, The Paramount Theatre Foundation, United Arts Council Of Catawba County, Winston-Salem Symphony Association.
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