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Kenan Institute News

The Kenan Institute for the Arts focuses resources on research and action: cultivating leaders and leading edge ideas, prototyping sustainable practices and sharing our learning with the public. In addition, the Institute supports thought leaders and artists affiliated with the UNC School of the Arts and our strategic initiatives through awards, residencies, fellowships and convenings.

Creative Startups 2017 Applications
Apply to Creative Startups Winston-Salem to compete for up to $75,000 in funding

Creative Startups Winston-Salem is now accepting applications for its 2017 Accelerator program, which offers creative entrepreneurs assistance with developing business models and identifying funding.

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Portable Internship recipients
Inaugural Kenan Portable Internships announced

Recipients of the inaugural Kenan Portable Internship program have been announced. The new program allows students and recent alumni to design a creative, six- to ten-week-long summer internship with arts organizations or professionals.

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Behind the scenes: "And So We Walked" -- a story in need of telling -- premieres in Winston-Salem

"And So We Walked," the inspiring story of a contemporary Cherokee woman who embarks on a six-week, 900-mile journey along the Trail of Tears to understand her own identity and the conflicts of her nation, premieres on April 22 at Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem.

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2016 AMFS Kenan Fellows
Kenan Fellows at Aspen Music Festival and School receive unparalleled experience

Through its support of the Kenan Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts makes it possible for young musicians from North Carolina to learn from and perform alongside some of the world's most revered classical musicians.

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John Beck with Drumming Circle
Recipient of Faculty Leadership Grant explores therapeutic drumming with cancer patients

John Beck, a music professor and chair of the Brass and Percussion Department at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, received a Faculty Leadership Grant in Fall 2016 for his project "Community Drumming in Cancer."

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Building creative community: Convening explores arts ecosystem in North Carolina

In December, the Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts partnered with Elsewhere and Duke University's Nasher Museum of Art to organize the Southern Constellation Convergence.

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