Engaging the power of artists to improve the human condition.
Artists help build vibrant creative communities through their work, ideas and leadership.
The Kenan Institute for the Arts is committed to empower and expand the influence of artists
leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators by providing them access to space, training,
networking, mentoring and material supports.
"Art Restart” is a podcast and virtual salon series that explores how artists are
reinventing their fields and building a new landscape for the arts. The first season
will focus specifically on the lessons of the year 2020, and plumbs artists' innate
capacity for creative problem-solving.
The Kenan Institute for the Arts and UNCSA 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.
Creative CoWorks is a satellite UNCSA campus located in the Don Flow Building at 500
West Fifth Street in Winston-Salem dedicated to encouraging creative entrepreneurship
in the UNCSA student-body and local community.
The Creative Community Lab is a 2500-square-foot leased space in the historic Railroad
Building on South Liberty Street. This innovative facility offers programmatic, office
and "blue sky" meeting space for Kenan fellows, guest artists, partner organizations
Cherokee actress and writer DeLanna Studi dreamed of one day following the footsteps
her ancestors were forced to travel along The Trail of Tears and then finding a way
to share their tragic yet triumphant legacy with audiences around the country.