Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts

Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts

The Kenan Institute for the Arts at UNC School of the Arts is a catalyst that encourages and supports the exploration and development of new knowledge to transform the way artists, organizations and communities approach their creative challenges.

Through its new five-year strategic plan, Creative Catalyst Initiative, the Institute will empower the next generation of artist leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators; enhance creative placemaking near the UNCSA campus; and engage the creative community across the region to increase access, equity and inclusion across the sector. 

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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.