Primarily a partnership between Durham Arts Council and Durham Public Schools, this 46-year program places professional artists in public and private classrooms throughout Durham, Granville, and Orange counties to provide creative and interactive residencies that teach core subjects (math, science, writing, social studies), character education and a variety of life skills through the arts. CAPS impacts the lives of over 20,000 students each year.

CAPS artists also work within the community providing programs in early childhood centers, preschools and after-schools. We serve seniors and adults groups, and provide professional development ‘ARTS’ workshops for teachers and business teams.