Projects

Kenan Institute for the Arts
Projects

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.

 

Certificate Program

The Creative Catalyst Certificate program offers a cost-effective, flexible and innovative continuing education experience that allows artists of all disciplines to translate their intrinsic skills and creative practices into new experiences and professional opportunities.

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Funded Fellowships
Competitive, paid Creative Catalyst Fellowships with Kenan Institute partner institutions are awarded each year to a diverse group of emerging artist leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators. Fellowships provide practical experience and include admission to the Creative Catalyst Certificate Program.

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Artivate Summit
The Creative Catalyst Artivate Summit brings together artist leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the country to share knowledge, build and expend networks and strengthen creative communities through conversations and dialogue, hands-on workshops and opportunities for community engagement.

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Creative Placemaking
The Kenan Institute is working with UNCSA administration and community partners to create and implement a vision for university-owned property around the perimeter of campus.

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Happy Hill Partnership

The Kenan Institute for the Arts, along with the UNCSA School of Dance, work in partnership with the Happy Hill Neighborhood Association to present Happy Hill Arts, a place-based arts and cultural initiative in a historically African American community that neighbors the University.

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Faculty Enrichment Grants
These small grants support the efforts of UNCSA faculty to augment student learning by subsidizing ticket and transportation costs to attend off-campus performances, exhibits and screenings.

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Faculty Leadership 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.

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Creative CoWorks
Creative CoWorks is a satellite UNCSA campus located in the Don Flow Building at 500 West Fifth Street in Winston-Salem dedicated to encouraging creative entrepreneurship in the UNCSA student-body and local community. 

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Creative Community Lab
The Creative Community Lab is a 2500-square-foot leased space in the historic Railroad Building on South Liberty Street. This innovative facility offers programmatic, office and "blue sky" meeting space for Kenan fellows, guest artists, partner organizations and others.

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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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