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Got art? Ocracoke Alive’s Arts Partnership Program is seeking guest teachers and sponsors for 2016! Artists and teachers are invited to share their talents with Ocracoke students in exchange for a stipend or housing on Ocracoke for four.

In 2015, Ocracoke Alive initiated the Art Partnership Program to bring visiting artists into the Ocracoke School for 17 weeks of creative programming. The students (and staff) had such an incredible time! Last year’s classes included such offerings as painting, basket making, soap, photography, baking, paper construction, pottery, jewelry, tie-dye, and more.

Ocracoke Alive's 2015 Art Partnership Program

Ocracoke Alive’s 2015 Art Partnership Program

This year Ocracoke Alive again invites artists and teachers to inspire the island students by sharing their talents. Instructors from the Ocracoke community will receive a stipend, and teachers from off Ocracoke will receive housing for themselves and up to three guests. “The natural beauty and remoteness of Ocracoke has long been an inspiration for artists from around the world,” say director David Tweedie. “This program provides a wonderful opportunity for off island artists to retreat from the outside world for a week of creative rejuvenation while helping to inspire the Ocracoke’s next generations.”

Teachers interested in applying to the program can do so through the Ocracoke Alive website at

Arts Partnership Appeal 2016_web

Ocracoke Alive relies upon financial contributions to support the $8000 estimated cost of the program. Donations of housing for guest artists is also critical to the success of the Arts Partnership. Tax-deductible donations can be mailed to “Ocracoke Alive, PO Box 604, Ocracoke, NC 27960” and online credit card donations can be made through the Ocracoke Alive website at

Ocracoke cottage owners can receive a tax letter from Ocracoke Alive for their donation of a week of housing for an instructor between January and May. For more information contact or call 252-921-0260 (David Tweedie)

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