The arts are an essential part of campus and community life at Carolina. The arts lift us up as individuals and as a community. They help us express fear, process grief, create change, innovate toward a better future and celebrate our unique voices. Now more than ever, we need the arts.
Arts Everywhere seeks to embed creative expression, live arts experiences and arts learning into every student’s Carolina education — whether we are able to gather together or are interacting through new virtual experiences. We have big dreams for the Carolina community, and we can only accomplish those dreams with your support.
AND WE ARE MAKING ART – EVEN NOW
Arts programming is … everywhere! From physics to athletics, more than 40 campus and community partners have collaborated with Arts Everywhere to make the arts more accessible at Carolina.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Arts Everywhere aims to empower each and every student to discover, to create, to thrive. Invest in the spaces needed to create and reflect; the performances, recitals and events that provide opportunities to dream; and the faces of the arts on campus — the students, faculty, staff, and artists at the heart of the arts at Carolina.Support Arts Everywhere
Donation of three paintings worth $12.1 million will transform the Ackland Art Museum’s permanent collection of post-war and contemporary art.
Carolina is home to the second-oldest theater department in the country and a repertory company that has produced plays for 100 years.
While Carolina Performing Arts can’t present in-person arts experiences, they continue to connect audiences with exclusive artist content and livestreamed events – like a weekly Compose Carolina concert series hosted by the UNC music department.
PlayMakers is offering an imaginative online series of artist conversations, master classes — and performances from their 2020–21 season, All Too Human, exploring the resilience of the human spirit in the face of upheaval.
There are many ways to engage with the Ackland’s art from home. Join virtual events, try out the Museum’s teacher resources with kids and learn more the collection of over 19,000 objects. Even “color the collection” with the Ackland Art coloring book.
The Stone Center’s annual series spotlighting film from all corners of the African Diaspora is going virtual. All are invited to watch the festival’s resonant short films and join the film’s directors for virtual post-screening discussions.
Carolina is the nation’s first public university to own a collection of Rembrandt drawings.
The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
The Stone Center supports the critical examination of all dimensions of African and African-American diaspora cultures. Help us make a difference in the lives of real people, through fellowship opportunities, research, community outreach, and arts programs.
PlayMakers Repertory Company
As UNC’s professional theatre company in residence and dramatic art department lab, PlayMakers produces relevant, courageous work that has transformational impact. Gifts to PlayMakers ensure our stages stay alive, our audiences stay engaged, and our artists, students and staff stay healthy and thriving.
Institute for the Arts and Humanities
As COVID-19 has presented significant challenges for Carolina’s faculty, the IAH has found new ways to support and gather remotely. Your gift supports our renowned faculty with the resources they need as we work together to reimagine the human condition during and after the pandemic.
Department of Music
Home to over 200 undergraduate majors, 250 minors, 400 non-major ensemble players, and 30 graduate students, the music department is a vibrant part of campus life — evidenced by the over 200 concerts, recitals and special events hosted each year. Your support helps us provide the best musical education possible.
Department of Dramatic Art
Established in 1925, Carolina’s is the second oldest theatre department in the country. Our faculty members are teachers and practitioners, constantly moving between the classroom and the theatre. Your gift supports departmental production, student research or special guests who lead master classes and direct projects.
Department of Communication
The communications department spearheads meaningful student learning opportunities in the classroom and the field. Your gift can help a student afford the UNC Hollywood Internship Program or support critical technology updates in the Media Production Lab.
Department of Art & Art History
Art history at Carolina is recognized as one of the top programs in the country. Gifts help the department provide the best possible education by supporting scholarships, graduate fellowships, top-tier faculty, a world-class art library, and improved facilities and studios.
Carolina Performing Arts
For 15 seasons, Carolina Performing Arts has presented thought-provoking arts experiences that expand one’s perspective. Your gift provides critical funding to advance the vital creation of art, support CPA’s operations and keep essential staff employed.
As a pan-university arts initiative, we believe the arts are for everyone and that creative expression fosters open and healthy communities. The arts have the unique power to inspire new possibilities. What will you envision with us?
Ackland Art Museum
By supporting the Ackland, you help us continue to engage online with the community by providing free digital resources and virtual programs for all. Your dedication will help ensure the Museum’s sustained viability, securing the Ackland’s long-term survival.
- Student Support
The Carolina EdgeThe Carolina Edge is the University’s bold commitment to raise $1 billion to support academic excellence and create opportunity through scholarships and fellowships for students at every level — from undergraduate and graduate students to those in our professional schools. The Carolina Edge will ensure that Carolina continues to set the bar for student achievement by recruiting and enrolling the very best scholars from North Carolina and beyond.
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Convergent Science at CarolinaSuccessful universities, both public and private, are engines for innovation - places where basic science meets technology to solve problems for the public good. Convergent science initiatives throughout the University will help Carolina lead in our service to the state and nation by bringing together innovators from the worlds of science, engineering, art, humanities, design and business.
- Student Support
A Global MindsetAt Carolina, we recognize that strengthening a global mindset is essential in preparing the next generation of leaders, supporting faculty research to solve the grand challenges of our time and encouraging a global approach to campus operations. The Global Guarantee — our promise that every undergraduate can have access to a transformative global experience — is a key part of infusing our campus with A Global Mindset.