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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.

2017 Kenan Portable Interns
Recipients of inaugural Kenan Portable Internships announced

The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts and UNCSA Office of Career Development and Community Engagement are pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Kenan Portable Internship for 2017: Yasha Borodetsky, Garrett Parker and Nicholas Rich.

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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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Southern-Constellations
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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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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