Kenan Institute for the Arts


The Kenan Institute for the Arts strengthens our creative community by acting as a catalyst for innovative ideas, developing strategic partnerships and building artists’ capacity to generate, lead and sustain their work. Our programmatic work is focused in three strategic directions: Creative Leaders, Creative Campus, and Creative Community.


Creative Campus Grants

These grants give UNCSA faculty extraordinary opportunities to explore new approaches to creative learning challenges; impact student learning outcomes; foster the capacity of faculty to lead; engage diverse stakeholders; and produce creative ideas, analysis, strategies and initiatives for further study or implementation. Grants are used to develop and implement innovative ideas that advance creative learning on campus and beyond.

And So We Walked

Cherokee actress and writer DeLanna Studi dreamed of one day following the footsteps her ancestors were forced to travel along The Trail of Tears and then finding a way to share their tragic yet triumphant legacy with audiences around the country.

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