Youth Arts Programs

ACMC believes that a bright future lies in the hearts and minds of our young people and supporting arts programs will ensure that our children have the best possible conditions for a bright future!  ACMC’s Youth Programs consist of a series of cultural enrichment programs for all young people of Moore County. Activities range from art workshops to children’s theatre productions; from professional shows to summer arts events.

Missoula Children’s Theatre Residency

Once a year, the Arts Council of Moore County brings in the Missoula Children’s Theatre to present a free week-long residency, with the goal to develop life-skills in our children through participation in the performing arts. This unique week-long residency begins with an open group audition and culminates in two public performances.  Over 55 students in grades K-8 are cast and rehearsed throughout the week, learning lines, songs and choreography to perform as an ensemble in producing a full-length musical. All shows are original adaptations of children’s stories and fairy tales—a twist on the classic stories that you know and love. MCT arrives in town with scenery, costumes, props, make-up and basic lighting—everything it takes to put on a play…except the cast.  Learn more about MCT.

“Treasure Island”

AuditionsMon., October 7, 2024 at 3:45-5:45pm.
Location: Moore Montessori School Auditorium (395 E Massachusetts Ave, Southern Pines)
Notes on Auditions: All s
tudents in grades K-8 are invited to audition and no advance preparation is necessary. Those auditioning should arrive promptly at 3:45pm, wear comfortable clothes, and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions, and a rehearsal schedule for the week will be available immediately after auditions. Save time at registration by bringing a completed form with you:  Download form here

RehearsalsMonday-Thursday from 3:45pm-8:00pm.
Location: Moore Montessori School Auditorium

PerformancesFri., October 11, 2024 (7pm) & Sat., October 12, 2024 (11am)
Location: Moore Montessori School Auditorium
Tickets:  $10 Adults / $5 children (Arts Council members are $5 Adults / Children Free)
All tickets will be sold at the door.

Questions:  Contact Grace Stroud at 910-692-2787 or

Young People’s Fine Arts Festival

The Young People’s Fine Arts Festival is an annual art competition presented by the Arts Council of Moore County. Moore County’s public, private, charter, and home schools in grades K through 12 are invited to submit their students’ work to be displayed at the Arts Council Galleries at Campbell House, just like professional artists. Students’ artwork is judged and their awards are given out at a special reception and awards ceremony. Learn more about Young People’s Fine Arts Festival.

Performing Arts in Moore Schools
(PAMS) Program

Since 1981, the Arts Council of Moore County and Moore County Schools have presented the Performing Arts in Moore Schools (PAMS) Program, with the goal to give every Moore County student a positive experience with a professional performing artist.  This partnership has brought such outstanding artists to all students in the Moore County Schools, such as hip-hop group The Beast, storyteller Mitch Capel, actor Mike Wiley, African American Dance Ensemble, Living Rhythms West African Drum Company, musician Billy Jonas, and Hobey Ford Puppets, just to name a few.  Each program has been carefully selected for quality, grade appropriateness and curriculum basis. Artists interested in applying to be a part of our PAMS program should apply in the spring for the following school year. Please contact our Youth Program Director for more information.

For additional information on our youth programs, contact our Youth Program Director, Grace Stroud, at 910-692-ARTS (2787) or via Email.