We believe the arts are for everyone, regardless of major, course of study, background or skill level. We know that creative expression fosters open and healthy communities and that the impact of experiential learning is profound and lasting.

Outlined below are a few of our top priorities, which will evolve with the needs of the Carolina community. Here’s what we know for certain: the arts have the unique power to inspire new possibilities. What will you envision with us?

Creative Interruptions


An ongoing series of ephemeral experiences, performances, and installations will pop up in centers of activity and underutilized spaces — from dinning halls and athletic facilities to stairwells and green spaces.

Intramural Arts


Similar to intramural sports, we want to implement a robust program that supports all students’ engagement with the arts regardless of background or skill level.

Public Art


By building art in unexpected places, we can illuminate cutting-edge research and foster social connectivity. Picture public art advancing sustainability efforts or synthesizing the intersection of art, science, and technology.

Spaces to Create and Reflect


A world-class university needs world-class spaces to make, collaborate, and learn. It is critical that we invest in our facilities; additional funds will help us repair, remediate, and expand our classrooms, studios, museums, and performing spaces.

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Welcome to Carolina


From an expanded arts presence at orientation to a reimagined Franklin Street entrance, this is a comprehensive effort to make the arts a central part of how students, visitors, and community members are welcomed to Carolina.