Projects - UNCSA

Projects

Kenan Institute for the Arts

Projects

The Kenan Institute for the Arts strengthens our creative community by acting as a catalyst for innovative ideas, developing strategic partnerships and building artists’ capacity to generate, lead and sustain their work. Our programmatic work is focused in three strategic directions: Artist Leadership, Arts and Society and Career Pathways.

 

Kenan Fellowships at Kennedy Center

Up to five William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowships at the Kennedy Center are awarded each year to graduates and current students of UNC School of the Arts Schools of Drama and Design & Production. Kenan Fellows are placed on projects with theater companies in Washington, D.C., Louisville, Cincinnati, or Portland and receive a wide variety of experiences bridging their academic training with the professional theater community.

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Kenan Fellowships at Lincoln Center Education

Six candidates from the UNCSA Schools of Dance, Drama and Music are selected each year for a William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education (formerly Lincoln Center Institute). The Fellowship provides emerging artists with knowledge of aesthetic education that will prepare them for work as artists in the field of arts and education.

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Creative Community Lab

The Creative Community Lab is a 2500-square-foot leased space in the historic Railroad Building on South Liberty Street. This innovative facility will offer programmatic, office and "blue sky" meeting space for Kenan fellows, guest artists, partner organizations and others.

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Faculty Leadership Grants

Faculty Leadership Grants provide UNC School of the Arts faculty with opportunities to develop and implement innovative ideas that advance creative learning on campus and beyond.

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Kenan Arts Research Fellows

Kenan Arts Research Fellows are part of innovative research-based artist residency programs that support teaching and learning in arts entrepreneurship at the UNC School of the Arts.

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LEAP

LEAP (Leveraging Arts Enterprise and Placemaking in Economic Development) is a multi-year project to leverage university, community and arts-based resources to transform our community through arts enterprise, creative placemaking and arts-focused economic development.

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Community Innovation Labs

Community Innovation Labs are a new approach that equips local communities to address tough social challenges by bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders, and deeply integrating artists and artistic practice into rigorously designed and facilitated change processes.

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Kenan Directing Fellowship at ACT

The Kenan Directing Fellowship at ACT -- A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle -- provides practical knowledge and experience to recent graduates of the School of Drama at the UNC School of the Arts who are embarking on a career in regional theatre.

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Kenan Internship at Spoleto Festival USA

Internships are provided to emerging artists from the UNC School of the Arts to provide practical knowledge and experience as professional artists embarking on careers in design and production.

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