UNCSA Creative Catalyst

Our online courses, fellowships and annual summit will ignite your creative future.

Turn a dream into reality,
a passion into a profession.

Discover a more sustainable future and
learn how to succeed in the new creative economy.

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I have more focus and a new supportive community. Now I understand how my art can be both my passion and my business.



Compete for a six-month paid fellowship in arts, entertainment, business and community organizations.

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Learn with creative peers in this cost-effective, continuing education program featuring online course work and personalized coaching.

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artivate Summit

Experience the power of creative community at an annual summit that will inspire and transform your work.

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Discover new purpose and potential when you join our creative learning community.

About the Program


The Creative Catalyst Certificate, Fellowship and Summit are offered by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in partnership with the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts, which encourages and supports the exploration and development of new knowledge to transform the way artists, organizations and communities approach their creative challenges.

The North Carolina General Assembly established the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1965 as America’s first public arts conservatory. Now part of the University of North Carolina system, UNCSA boasts five standalone arts conservatories — Dance, Design & Production, Drama, Filmmaking and Music — where extraordinary young people from across the country immerse themselves in rigorous, risk-taking, and performance-heavy artistic training.


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