Faculty Leadership Grants

Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts
Faculty Leadership Grants

Faculty Leadership Grants give UNCSA faculty extraordinary opportunities to explore new approaches to creative learning challenges; impact student learning outcomes; foster the capacity of faculty to lead; engage diverse stakeholders; and produce creative ideas, analysis, strategies and initiatives for further study or implementation.

Past Recipients

2019-20 Recipients

Division of Liberal Arts
Andrew Britt
Andrew Britt
Reconstructing Sacred Spaces in Afro-São Paulo

Reconstruction of sacred spaces in Afro-São Paulo through collaborations at UNCSA and in Brazil, with a focus on the oldest cemetery for enslaved Africans, located in the city’s Japanese neighborhood. Will include a 3D digital memorial and an immersive documentary charting how Afro-São Paulo has been demolished, dislocated and reconstituted over time.

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School of Drama
Robin Christian-McNair
Robin Christian-McNair
VASTA Conference, Australia

Attendance at the Voice and Speech Teachers Association (VASTA) conference at the NIDA prestigious conservatory in Australia. Will lead an innovative 75-minute "phonetic pillow" workshop in speech training and participate in an International Linklater Voice panel and meet with a group of international Linklater teachers.

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School of Filmmaking
Bob Gosse
Bob Gosse
Konrad Wolf Film University Exchange

Funds will be used to expand and amplify the student exchange program for the School of Filmmaking’s third year students with the students and faculty at the Konrad Wolf Film University in Babelsberg, Germany.

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School of Drama
Janine Hawley
Janine Hawley
Intergenerational Women's Chorus

Starting an Intergenerational Women's Chorus with women from the Gateway YWCA outreach programs like Hawley House and Project New Start, their female children and female students in the School of Drama to join women of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds through music.

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School of Drama
Cameron Knight
Cameron Knight
Shakespeare and Gender: Workshops and performance by Lisa Wolpe

Bring Lisa Wolpe, one of the world’s greatest Shakespeare actors and entrepreneurs, to lead workshops on the performing of Shakespeare with a focus on gender and identity. Wolpe will perform her one woman show and lead workshops with students on the demands of the industry and how to access and promote oneself.

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School of Design & Production
Molly McCarter
Molly McCarter
The Motherhood Project Workshop

The Motherhood Project workshop, created by Moderate Woo, is an opportunity to engage the community of Winston-Salem and UNCSA students in the writing of a play centered around motherhood in America. Students involved as workshop coordinators, facilitators and artists will work with theatre professionals from across the country as well.

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School of Music
Joseph Pecoraro
Joseph Pecoraro
Pecoraro Alexander Technique Teacher Training

Completion of the three-year, internationally-recognized training program leading to certification as a teacher of the Alexander Technique. Alexander 'work' is an extraordinarily innovative process which teaches how to creatively engage body and mind to release harmful tension, improve skeletal use, coordination, confidence, voice production, overall awareness and general health.

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School of Music
Saxton Rose
Saxton Rose
Video Production Bootcamp and Equipment Repository

Purchase microphones, stands, cables, an iPad Pro and pencil, and a portable recording device to provide practical instruction and the ability to record, produce and edit high-quality performance and instructional audio and video for music students. Instructional sessions on recording and editing facilitated during Intensive Arts.

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School of Filmmaking
Julian Semilian
Julian Semilian
Andrei Codrescu film

Hire an editor, animator, sound designer and mixer and color-corrector, and create a website for a work-in-progress film about the life and work of Andrei Codrescu, poet, novelist, screenwriter, speaker and professor, widely known nationally through his NPR “All Things Considered” commentaries.

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School of Design & Production
Wade Wilson
Wade Wilson
David Kneupper, Master of Themed Entertainment Composition and Sound Design

Master class with David Kneupper – world class composer and sound designer for theme parks and immersive entertainment at Universal Studios, the Walt Disney Company and others – on the process of creating a soundtrack for an attraction. Kneupper will use examples from a variety of projects that illustrate typical interesting issues.

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School of Drama
Ann Louise Wolf
Ann Louise Wolf
Wolf Method Expansion

Expand The Wolf Method, a pre-literacy program for high need pre-k students, to ultimately reach more classrooms and train instructors. Includes attendance at the VASTA conference in Australia to present the program and research, trademarking fees and illustrations to create a cohesive and representative set of images used in the work.

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