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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.