Semans Art Fund Grants

Semans Art Fund Grants

The Semans Art Fund is a private foundation that provides funding to current, returning 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, therefore grants will only be awarded to returning students. The fund was established in 1977 by Dr. and Mrs. James H. Semans.

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Learn more about the Semans Art Fund from recent grant recipients.


Semans Art Fund Timeline – FY 2025
Monday, February 24, 2025 Student Grant Applications are due
Monday, March 10, 2025 Deans' rankings are due
Monday, March 31, 2025 Semans Art Fund board meeting
Monday, April 7, 2025 Awards announced

No grant applications or dean rankings will be accepted after the deadlines. 


Select the application link below associated with your arts school to access and complete the SmartSheet form. Before selecting the Submit button, attach a completed Project Budget to the SmartSheet form.

The Project Budget must be attached to the application or the application will not be considered complete.



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