They Do Not Know Harlem

They Do Not Know Harlem: In Communion with James Baldwin

Tristan André Parks, Graduate Student Winner

Student Arts Innovation Grant

Jane Austen Summer Program

Elisha Wall (7th grade), Westerwood Academy (homeschool)

2019 Essay Contest Winner

Joining Forces: Unity in Art and the Orchestra

Barron Northrup, Undergraduate Student Winner

Student Arts Innovation Grant

Reimagining the Black and Queer Body

LGBTQ photographer Mikael Owunna discusses his personal experiences of growing up queer in Nigeria, and how this has informed his subsequent global artistic practice.

Visiting Artist Grant

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19th Amendment Project, Process Series

Process Series

UNC faculty-artists create interdisciplinary performance centered around the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, exploring the power of women in politics.


Audience Engagement, PlayMakers Repertory Company

Grant to support equipment purchase for VR activation associated with PlayMaker’s Fall 2019 production of Ragtime.

A Day with Jonah Bokaer Choreography, Ackland Art Museum

World-renowned choreographer, dancer, and Carolina Performing Arts/Mellon Foundation Discovery through Iterative Learning (DisTIL) fellow Jonah Bokaer will be bringing dance to the Ackland!

Visiting Artist Grant 

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Production & Artistic Support, UNC Opera

Production and artistic support for the Spring 2020 performances of Meredith Monk’s opera Atlas.

Classroom Support Grant