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UNCSA Grants and Fellowships

For assistance, please email Joe Mount, at mountj@uncsa.edu.

Career Development Grants

Through the UNCSA Career Development Grant Program, limited financial assistance is available to students for projects that promise to impact career opportunities. Grants are available for future projects, as well as retroactive funding for projects that have already been completed. The maximum amount awarded per grant will be $500. Only one application submission per funding round is permitted. More than one application per project and per person will not be considered.

Each school has a set of guidelines for determining the type of projects that are appropriate for funding.  Proposals must have a positive impact upon the student's professional career plans. You may consult your arts advisor, major teacher or Career Development Committee representative for assistance. No funding for equipment or curriculum requirements will be considered. 

Application information and deadlines for the 2015-16 Academic year will be posted in August 2015.

For further information regarding this program, contact the career services office at mountj@uncsa.edu.

Requesting Funds

If you have been awarded grant funds, and you have completed your project, you may request funds using the following form: Career Development Grant Funds Request

Westward Bound Grant

Established in 2014, the UNCSA Westward Bound Grant, sponsored by UNCSA Alumni West, is an annual $500 grant designed to support undergraduate students transitioning from UNCSA to the West coast. One scholarship each year will be awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated strong academic performance, outstanding abilities in their art discipline (dance, design & production, drama, filmmaking, music, or visual arts), and an intent to relocate to the West coast to pursue a career in the arts. The fund is sustained by a UNCSA Alumni West funded account with the UNCSA Foundation and is governed by the Steering Committee of UNCSA Alumni West.

Eligibility:
Undergraduate College 4 Class Level
Scheduled to Graduate Spring Term 2016 with a B.F.A. or B.M. degree

Deadlines for 2015-16 are TBA:
Questions? Contact: UNCSA Alumni West at UNCSAWEST@GMAIL.COM

UNCSA Fellowships

Penland School of Crafts

The William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship at Penland School of Crafts promotes life-long learning, stimulates experimentation and skill development, and shares Penland's model educational learning environment with UNCSA students and alumni. A total of ten (10) applicants from the UNCSA Visual Arts Program will be selected each year for these Fellowships.

Application information and deadlines for the 2015-16 Academic year will be posted in Fall Semester 2015.

NEW PROGRAM: 2015-2016 Kenan Directing Fellowship at ACT  (A Contemporary Theatre)

The University of North Carolina School for the Arts (UNCSA) and ACT are pleased to announce the Kenan Directing Fellowship. The Directing Fellowship is made possible by generous support from the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts. ACT (in Seattle WA) is now accepting applications for the very first class of Directing Fellows.
MISSION:
The Directing Fellowship and ACT seek to provide emerging directors with practical knowledge and experience as artists embarking on a career in regional theatre.
Each Directing Fellow is mentored by Artistic Director, John Langs, as well as by the Artistic Fellow Director, and the entire ACT staff, in varying capacities. Mentors support and assist the Fellows through their learning of ACT’s approach to making theatre, and guide the Fellows through the challenges and realities of what it means to be an artist in Seattle. Additionally, the Fellowship supports time to pursue artistic growth, attend performances, and the further development of networking in their professional field. Directing Fellows are also encouraged to apply to produce and develop their own performance project.
ELIGIBILITY:
This six-month Fellowship is open to recent graduates of UNCSA’s Undergraduate and Graduate Degree programs from the School of Drama, from the classes 2012-2016.

Application information and deadlines for the 2015-16 Academic year will be posted in Spring Semester 2015-16.

 

Kennedy Center

The William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship at The Kennedy Center seeks to provide emerging theater artists with a wide variety of experiences bridging their academic training with the professional theater world. A total of up to five (5) candidates from the UNCSA Schools of Drama and Design and Production classes will be selected annually for the Fellowship positions.

Application and Description for 2016-17 Fellowship wil be available in January 2016

For further information regarding this program, contact the Office of Outreach and Career Services at mountj@uncsa.edu

Lincoln Center Education

The William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education (formerly Lincoln Center Institute) seeks to provide emerging artists with knowledge of aesthetic education that will prepare them for work as artists in the field of arts and education. A total of six (6) candidates from the UNCSA Schools of Dance, Drama and Music classes will be selected each year for the Fellowship positions.

Application and Description for 2016 LCE Fellowship wil be available in January 2016.

For further information regarding this program, contact the Office of Outreach and Career Services at mountj@uncsa.edu

WGBH Boston/Kenan Fellowship

June 1 – July 24, 2015 Boston, MA
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) and WGBH are pleased to announce the 2015 Kenan Fellowship. The Kenan Fellowship at WGBH is open to recent graduates from the School of Filmmaking at UNCSA (2010-2015). The Kenan Fellowship will enable one Fellow to spend a period of eight weeks during the summer months at the offices of WGBH.

Applications for 2015 have been completed and the Fellowship has been announced.

Semans Art Fund

The Semans Art Fund is a private foundation that provides funding to current UNCSA students for summer study, special projects, research, and performances, building upon the resources of UNCSA in imaginative ways. To the greatest extent possible, projects should be designed to benefit the campus community and audiences of the School. All student applications must be submitted through their respective Arts Dean (not directly to The Semans Art Fund).

Deadlines: The deadline for the 2014-15 year has passed. Applications for the 2015-16 academic year will be available in December, 2015.

Questions? Contact:  Elaine Pruitt, pruittelaine@gmail.com or 336-287-7463