Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts

Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts

The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts encourages and supports the exploration and development of new knowledge to transform the way artists, organizations and communities approach their creative challenges.

Through its programs, the Kenan Institute for the Arts is empowering the next generation of artist leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators and engaging the creative community across the region to increase access, equity and inclusion across the sector. 

The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at University of North Carolina School of the Arts remains unwavering in our commitment to convening, amplifying and supporting the work of black artists, and pledge to find new ways to make the invisible seen and the silenced heard. 

 “In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist; we must be anti-racist.” 
– Angela Davis

Black Lives Matter. 

Artists Thrive Summit 2022

Artists Thrive Annual Summit, July 19-22, 2022, www.artiststhrive.org

Join artists, arts leaders, educators and funders from across the country to collaborate, gain inspiration, engage and align at the 2022 Artists Thrive Summit in Winston-Salem, NC and online. This non-traditional ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ 4-day convening elevates the knowledge of attendees to help raise the value of artists in every community.

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Kevin Bitterman, Executive Director
Kevin Bitterman

Theater professional and arts administrator Kevin Bitterman joined the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts as Executive Director in August 2021, bringing to the organization more than 18 years of experience as a national leader in the nonprofit arts arena. Prior to this role, Bitterman has had success as a program director, fundraiser, producer, grant maker and community leader, most recently serving as director of institutional advancement and partnerships for the Theatre Communications Group (TCG).

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