2021 Student Arts Innovation Grant Winners

Now in its third year, the Student Arts Innovation Grant, a grant program to encourage a more creative community by supporting the creation and presentation of arts projects by current Carolina students, continues to enhance the rich and varied cultural landscape throughout campus. We believe that the students behind these SAI grant projects have the artistic power to affect what our community looks like, moving society forward into a more just, emphatic, and innovative future, whilst contributing to the larger landscape of art at UNC in lasting and meaningful ways.

It is with great joy that we announce this year’s 2021 Student Arts Innovation Grant Winners!

Emily Harmon

  • Third year PhD Student in Biology
  • Project: Jack and the Desert Serenade
Photo courtesy of Emily Harmon

Jack and the Desert Serenade premiered in April 2022. Learn more Emily and her project.

Krysta Sa

  • Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art
  • Project: Intimate Economics
Photo courtesy of Krysta Sa

Intimate Economies premiered in Spring 2021. Read more about the installation and performance here.

AhDream Smith

  • Master of Fine Arts in the Department of Dramatic Art
  • Project: Make It, Make Sense
Photo courtesy of AhDream Smith

Make It Make Sense premiered in October 2021. Learn more about AhDream and her project.

William Matthew Svec

  • Sophomore double major in Biology and Music
  • Project: Intimate Distance
Photo courtesy of Matthew Svec

Intimate Distance premiered in November 2021 as part of the First Fridays series. Learn more about Matt and this project.