Semans Art Fund Grants

Semans Art Fund Grants

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; and also provides funding to UNCSA Arts Deans for discretionary funds and special projects that aid and promote the students and faculty of their school.  To the greatest extent possible, projects should be designed to benefit the campus community and audiences of the School.  The fund was established in 1977 by Dr. and Mrs. James H. Semans.

2018-19 Deadlines

Student applications must be submitted through their respective Arts Dean — not directly to the Semans Art Fund.

Applications Due Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
Semans Art Fund Board of Directors Meeting Monday, March 26, 2018
Awards Announced Monday, April 2, 2018


  1. Fill out the student application in its entirety

Application (PDF)    APPLICATION (WORD)

2. Select the link below associated with your art school to access and complete the SmartSheet Form. Before selecting submit button, attach you completed student application to the SmartSheet form.

2016-17 Recipients


Dominica Greene Springboard Danse Montreal
Andy Fernandez Orlando Ballet
Rebecca Van Dover ImPulse Tanz Vienna
Emily Hopfenberg The Paul Taylor Summer Intensive 2016
Kimberly Fulmer Abroad Performance in Japan
Tara Schiphof American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive
Emily DeVito Performance for Morikowa Satomi Theater
Bret Coppa Performance for Morikowa Satomi Theater
Kristen Hedberg Merce Cunningham Fellowship Workshop
Tierney Sorensen American Dance Festival
Roza Savelyeva Summer in New York City
Reina Onuma Performance for Morikowa Satomi Theater
Emmanuel J Patterson Alonzo King LINES Ballet Summer Program
Paige Amicon Abroad Performance in Japan
Loren Roulhac American Dance Festival

Design & Production

Norman Coates Light, Art, & Architecture - Selected Study in Italy
Gillian Paige UK: Stitching a Cultural Identity
Tiffany Chen La Musica Lirica Costume Technician Internship
Uriel Najera Medical Wigs for the Community
Kristen Mendez Victoria Secret Fashion Show Shadowing Opportunity
Michael Trent Pcenicni NY Garment District Expration & Educational Buying Trip
Andja Budincich NY Fabric Shopping Trip



Reagan Lukefahr Klapper Casting NYC
Margaret Gayford NYC Internship with Attic Theatre Co.
Chessa Metz NYC Working Actor Experience
Coleman Ray Clark The 24 Hour Plays Summer Internship
Hannah Myers Linklater Voice Training
Isaac Powell Union to Mountview
Colleen Smith Discover D. C.
Hassiem Muhammad PUSH Summer Intensive
Jordan Bell Seattle Summer Internship
Cricket Brown A Summer At Aris
Madeline Milligan A Summer At Aris
Hannah "Gracey" Falk A Summer At Aris
Claire Pruett A Summer At Aris
Dyer Rhoads A Summer At Aris


Trenton Spivey American Pavilion Film & Business Student Internship at Festival de Cannes
Navarre A. Megali The American Pavilion 2016 Cannes Film & Business Program
Aleksandre C. Kosinski Advancing Virtual Reality (VR) Content Creation at UNCSA


Raymond Hawkins International Summer Academy for Organists in Haarlem, NL
Jessica Buford Siena Summer Music Festival
Delphine Skene Summer Mastercourse Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Timothy Bachman American Saxophone Academy
Caleb Carpenter American Saxophone Academy
Drake Duffer Scordatura
Michael Owen Dodds Meadowmount School of Music
Kevin Periman Tour European Opera System
Katherine Ledbetter Brevard Summer Music Institute
Yunhe Zhoa Green Mountain Chamber Music Fesitval
Dayna Hagstedt Jeffrey Khaner Flute Class at Curtis Summerest



Foundation Executive Director Cindy Liberty
Phone: 336-770-3333
Fax: 336-631-1229