The Kenan Institute for the Arts focuses resources on research and action: cultivating leaders and leading edge ideas, prototyping sustainable practices and sharing our learning with the public. In addition, the Institute supports thought leaders and artists affiliated with the UNC School of the Arts and our strategic initiatives through awards, residencies, fellowships and convenings.
Poet Nikki Giovanni and Chris Wells, founding artistic director of The Secret City, will be the keynote speakers for the Kenan Institute's Artivate Summit 2020 in September.
The Kenan Institute's Artivate 2020 Summit, with a theme of Art + Healing, will be held virtually this year on September 15 and 16. Registration for the virtual Summit opens July 13.
For Latesha Smith, engaging in an 18-month Fellowship with Spoleto Festival USA, coupled with the Creative Catalyst Certificate program, is all about the pivot. The program has helped invigorate her career, deepen her talents and explore new skills.
UNCSA and the Kenan Institute for the Arts announce the opening of Creative CoWorks, a satellite campus located in the Don Flow Building downtown that will be dedicated to encouraging creative entrepreneurship in the UNCSA student-body and local community.
The Kenan Institute's "And So We Walked: An Artist's Journey Along the Trail of Tears" made its international debut in December at the Carthage International Theatre Festival.