Creative Community Initiative

Creative Community

Creative Community Initiative

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
"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.

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Happy Hill Partnership
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.

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Creative CoWorks
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. 

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Creative Community Lab
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 and others.

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And So We Walked

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.

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