Carolina
Performing Arts

Carolina Performing Arts curates and presents exceptional arts experiences that inspire and provoke the University community and beyond, and celebrates the intrinsic value of the creative process. CPA nurtures artistic innovation and the development of new works on and off campus, and challenges and inspires audiences with powerful and transformative arts experiences. CPA integrates the arts into the life of the University, embracing Carolina’s mission of teaching, research and public service.

Carolina Performing Arts Funding Priorities

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The Commons Festival 2019
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Fostering a Creative Community

Four local artists have been awarded artists-and-residencies at CPA

Flutronix duo
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Change through Music

Creating community-centered social change through music

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The Prize of Admission

Carolina Performing Arts provides unique, engaging experiences for students.

Carolina 225

Fifteen Years of Carolina Performing Arts

In 2019–20, CPA celebrates 15 years of boundary-pushing, electric work...

Donor

Elevating the Arts

"The future of theater is in the hands of our students. I am excited about what the future holds for them.”

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Driving Powerful Change

"A philosophical shift, which places primacy on the joining of the arts, scholarship, and community..."