CAPS 2017-2018 Year-end Review

Thank you to our school & community partners, PTA’s, teaching artists, and funders whose generosity helped CAPS reach over 29,000 students, facilitate 472 programs (including artist residencies, workshops, master-classes and performances) in 90 schools & community spaces throughout Durham, Chapel-Hill, Granville and Orange counties.

What’s below ~

  • Highlights in pictures

  • CAPS FY18 sponsors

  • Who we served

  • CAPS on Youtube

highlights in pictures

6th grade students participating in Stories Come to Life writing residency at Brogden Middle School. The residency is led by CAPS artist Anita Woodley and was sponsored by Durham Merchants Association Charitable Foundation and a special donor to the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund.

Lakeview School students drumming with CAPS artists-in-residence Braima Moiwai and Mickey Mills during Black History Celebration in February with guest speaker Thomasi McDonald  (Journalist, The News & Observer).
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Northern Granville Middle student sharing his ‘story quilts’ created with Willa Brigham’s “Four-Patch Story” residency.

Exploring the diversity of music at Phoenix Academy with Anita Woodley and Charles Pettee.

We had a fantastic time sharing ARTS IN AFTERSCHOOLS this year, serving over 14 schools through partnerships with our friends at DPS Community Education and 21st Century Learning Centers.


  • Durham Public Schools

  • DPS Community Education

  • Durham PTA Council

  • Durham Merchants Association Charitable Foundation

  • Granville Education Foundation

  • Granville County Schools

  • Town of Chapel Hill/Chapel Hill Cultural Arts Commission

  • Donations & Gifts to the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund

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who we served

21st Century Learning Centers – Fayetteville Street Elementary
21st Century Learning Centers – W.G. Pearson Elementary
Bell Yeager Freewill Baptist Church
Bethesda Elementary Afterschool
Bethesda Elementary
Bright Horizons Campus Duke
Brogden Middle School
Burton Elementary
Butner Stem Elementary
C.C. Spaulding Elementary
C.G. Credle Elementary
Carrington Middle School
Cary Academy
City of Durham Parks and Rec
Club Blvd. Humanities Magnet
Creedmoor Elementary
Creekside Elementary Afterschool
Creekside Elementary
DPS Community Education ‘Arts in Afterschool Partnership’
Durham Academy
E.K. Powe Elementary Afterschool
E.K. Powe Elementary
Easley Elementary Intersession Camp
Easley Elementary
Eastway Elementary
Eastway/Y.E. Smith Afterschool
Eno Valley Elementary Afterschool
Eno Valley Elementary
Forest View Elementary
G.C. Hawley Middle School
Montessori Magnet
Githens Middle School
Githens MS ENCORE Afterschool
Glenn Elementary Afterschool
Glenn Elementary
Granville Education Foundation
Hillandale Elementary
Hillsborough Elementary
Holt Elementary Afterschool
Holt Elementary
Hope Valley Elementary
J.D. Clements Early College
Joe Toler Elementary
Lakeview School
Lakewood Elementary Afterschool
Lakewood Elementary
Lakewood Montessori Middle
Little River K-8 Afterschool
Little River K-8 School
Lowe’s Grove Middle School
Mangum Elementary Afterschool
Mangum Elementary
Merrick-Moore  Afterschool
Merrick-Moore Elementary
Morehead Montessori Afterschool
Morehead Montessori School
Morehead Montessori Summer Camp
Mt. Energy Elementary
Neal Middle School
Northern Granville Middle School
Oak Grove Elementary Afterschool
Oak Grove Elementary
Parkwood Elementary Afterschool
Parkwood Elementary
Pearsontown Elementary Afterschool
Pearsontown Elementary
Phoenix Academy
R.N. Harris Elementary Afterschool
R.N. Harris Elementary
Riverside High School
Rogers-Herr Middle School
Rogers-Herr MS ENCORE After-School
Sandy Ridge Elementary
Sandy Ridge Visual & Performing Arts Elementary Afterschool
Shepard Middle
Southpoint Academy
Southwest Elementary Afterschool
Southwest Elementary
Spring Valley Elementary Afterschool
Spring Valley Elementary
Stovall Shaw Elementary
Tar River Elementary
Town of Chapel Hill
Triangle Day School
W.G. Pearson STEAM Elementary Afterschool
W.G. Pearson STEAM Elementary
West Oxford Elementary
Wilton Elementary
Y.E. Smith Elementary School

faces of CAPS series

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