Artivate Summit 2020 Art + Healing

SEPTEMBER 15-16, 2020

ARTIVATE 2020 is full!

If you are already registered for Artivate 2020, you can view sessions on the Sched platform.

Enter Summit  Need Help?

ARTIVATE THEMES

Artivate 2020 will be a practice-based Summit that inspires inquiry around the integration of the arts, science, spirituality and human wellness. The  purpose of the Summit is to acknowledge the divide between arts, science and spirituality, and to propose that practice is a powerful mindset to explore and to renew among a diverse group of innovators and leaders. 

hand

artist leadership

How can artists promote community healing and adapt their practices to a changing world?

headshot of Stew

creative entrepreneurship

In what ways can artists create value in the worlds of health + spirituality?

Learn More

FEATURED Speakers

Tuesday KEYNOTE

Nikki Giovanni
Poet

Chris Wells Keynote

Wednesday Keynote

Chris Wells
Founder, The Secret City

Jamey Hood Featured SpeakerFeatured speaker

Jamey Hood
Vedic Meditation Teacher

The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at UNC School of the Arts remains unwavering in our commitment to convening, amplifying and supporting the work of black artists, and pledge to find new ways to make the invisible seen and the silenced heard. 

 “In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist; we must be anti-racist.” 
– Angela Davis

Black Lives Matter. 

Artivate Presenters

Click on a photo to learn more about the fantastic lineup of presenters for Artivate 2020! 
See the full schedule for session details.

See Full Schedule

Caroline Armijo

Dance

Masi Asare

Music

David J. Brown

Encouraging Possibilities

Kelsey Brown

Visual Arts

Brian Cole

Chancellor, UNCSA

Antoinette Cooper

Literary Arts

Regyna Curtis

Visual Arts

Owens Daniels

Photography

Darius Daughtry

Literary Arts

Adam Eckstrom

Visual Arts

Emily Ensminger

Museum/Education

Allison Gagnon

Music

Nathan Getzin

Music

Tasha Golden

Public Health

Diana Greene

Filmmaking

Kristen Haaf

Design/Architect

Justus Harris

Visual Arts, Healthcare Design

Krystal Hart

Visual Arts

Derek Hicks

Religion & Culture, Education

Jennifer Houlihan

Healthcare

Christina Hugenschmidt

Healthcare

Charlene Hunt

Community Health

Sareh Imani

Visual and Performing Arts

Ada Ketchie

Music

Mona King

Design/Architect

Maia Knispel

Performing Arts

Martha Lanaghen

Education

Cheryl Ann Lipstreu

Visual Arts

Lynda Summerlin Lotich

Interim Executive Director, Kenan Institute for the Arts

Krisha Marcano

Dance/Education

Mandy Goodwin Noa

Social Work/Education

Emily Ortiz Badalamente

Visual Arts

Piero Passacantando

Visual Arts, Healthcare Software

Stacey Peterson-Carmichael

Pediatric Healthcare

Shyra Peyton

Folklore

Nadiyah Dorsey Quander

Artivate 2020 MC & Program Manager, Creative Catalyst Initiative

Irania Macias Reymann

Literary Arts

Anna Rooney

Filmmaking

Ellen Rosenberg

Literary Arts/Education

Ryan Schmaltz

Technology, Business & Content Creation

Lindsey Schwab

Community Relations

Lani Scozzari

Dance/Literary Arts

Jane Shen

Healthcare

Christina Soriano

Dance, Education

Alisa Starbuck

Healthcare

Josh Tan

Medical Imaging

Cameron Wade

Performing Arts

Jacinta White

Literary Arts

Christopher Whitlow

Painting, Healthcare

Katrin Windsor

Somatic Experiences

HELP SUPPORT ARTIVATE 2020

Heart

In order to make the Artivate Summit as accessible as possible, the Kenan Institute has waived the registration fee and is instead encouraging donations of $20. 

Make a Donation

Partners & Sponsors

Thomas S. Kenan III
F. Borden Hanes Jr.
Daniel Drake
Portia Mount
Stella Sung
Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Salem College
Innovation Quarter
Become a Sponsor