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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.

Neil Soffer
Kenan Institute's Fifth-Year Fellow brings UNCSA experience to life on film

Neil Soffer, the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts' inaugural Fifth-Year Fellow, has become a key player in the development of UNCSA's video communications strategy. His popular short films documenting the student experience are featured on the school's website and Facebook page.

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Norman Coates
Kenan fellowship frees UNCSA professor to pursue "dream project"

These days, UNCSA Director of Lighting has added the title "entrepreneur" to his long list of credits. One of two inaugural Kenan Arts Research Fellows, Coates spends two days a week in his other office at the Creative Community Lab, working on his new commercial venture, Light Project LLC.

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CIL tout
Community Innovation Lab moves full steam ahead

Members of Winston-Salem's Community Innovation Lab came together for a three-day retreat this fall, during which members of the Lab moved from abstraction to action in their quest to transform the city into a more equitable and abundant place for all residents.

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2016 Creative Startups Accelerator Participants
Kenan Institute helps create momentum for creative startups

By providing support for Creative Startups' Southeastern Accelerator in Winston-Salem, the Kenan Institute hopes to broaden the mindset of the city's business community and build a more sustainable arts ecosystem, on a local, regional and national level.

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2016 Kenan Interns at Spoleto
Kenan interns gain invaluable experience, exposure at Spoleto

UNCSA alumna Mariah Pepper Berkowitz and senior Liam Lewis-Marlow were two of the 2016 Kenan interns at Spoleto Festival USA, one of the premier performing arts festivals in the country.

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Muddy Creek Cafe
Startup Accelerator finalists include UNCSA alumnus, Kenan Institute Lab member

Winners of the 2016 Creative Startups Accelerator, announced by The Center for Creative Economy, have strong connections to the Kenan Institute for the Arts, UNCSA and Winston-Salem.

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