Creative Campus Initiative

Kenan Institute for the Arts
Creative Campus Initiative

Enhancing our creative community through innovative programming.

The Kenan Institute for the Arts works to enhance the creative community on and around the UNCSA campus through creative placemaking, community development and campus grant programs. Creative Campus programming empowers and engages artists and the wider creative sector to address issues such as equity, diversity and inclusion; urban and economic development; and civic engagement. 

Creative Placemaking
The Kenan Institute is working with UNCSA administration and community partners to create and implement a vision for university-owned property around the perimeter of campus.

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Happy Hill Partnership

The Kenan Institute for the Arts, along with the UNCSA School of Dance, work in partnership with the Happy Hill Neighborhood Association to present Happy Hill Arts, a place-based arts and cultural initiative in a historically African American community that neighbors the University.

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Faculty Enrichment Grants
These small grants support the efforts of UNCSA faculty to augment student learning by subsidizing ticket and transportation costs to attend off-campus performances, exhibits and screenings.

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Faculty Leadership Grants

These 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. Grants are used to develop and implement innovative ideas that advance creative learning on campus and beyond.

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