Artists are trained to defy expectations through their art works and—even more powerfully—through their creative perspectives.
Over the past 25 years, the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts has contributed to the positive impact of artists by supporting their innovative work within creative fields and in the broader contexts of education reform as well as community and economic development. It is vital to continue to invest in the next generation of artist leaders to help them respond to the complex challenges and emerging opportunities of our time.
The Kenan Institute's programs blend the arts, enterprise and innovation to positively impact the lives and careers of arts school graduates across the Southeast. Each of its three programmatic themes—Creative Leaders, Creative Campus and Creative Community—features programs and projects that provide extraordinary training and access for artists to develop and achieve their highest potential.