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Carolina Performing Arts Announces 15th Anniversary Season

(Chapel Hill, N.C. –– May 15, 2019) – Today, Carolina Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced its 15th anniversary season, which will celebrate CPA’s evolution from a performing arts presenter to an experience curator. The 2019-2020 season will continue collaborations with artists in the creation of new work to further establish CPA as a global artistic leader. Programming throughout the 2019-2020 season will amplify the creative leadership of... More >

Carolina Performing Arts kicks off 14th season in September: free events, Neko Case, plastic artist Robin Frohardt, groundbreaking chamber music, and Buddy Guy

(Chapel Hill, NC — August 8, 2018) Carolina Performing Arts presents an array of performances and events in September 2018 that reflect the diversity of approaches and offerings in its 18/19 season. In just one month, it offers a dinner-discussion on the role of citizenship in relation to themes of belonging, connection, and agency (presented in collaboration with local non-profits and UNC students); an interactive art installation shining a whimsical but striking light on the effects of... More >

Carolina Performing Arts drives community collaboration, artistic creation with grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

(Chapel Hill, N.C.— July 13, 2018) – A $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Carolina Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will fund a new initiative for community co-creation. As the largest grant Mellon has invested in Carolina Performing Arts to date, this funding makes a transformative vision of community engagement possible: collaborative creation in the arts that is informed by faculty research and driven by students. The Creative... More >

Carolina Performing Arts announces 2018-2019 Season

(Chapel Hill, N.C.— May 24, 2018) – Cutting-edge performances and interactive art from across the world find a home at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during Carolina Performing Arts’ 14th season. The season’s theme, “You Are Everything,” combines new works, returning artists, plastic bags formed into grocery items, an Arabic language town hall and more for a dynamic season of connection and collaboration. In addition to performances slated for Memorial Hall and... More >

Grammy Award-Winning Vocalist Abigail Washburn Announced as Carolina Performing Arts/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation DisTIL Fellow for 2018-20

Grammy Award-Winning Vocalist Abigail Washburn Announced as Carolina Performing Arts/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation DisTil Fellow for 2018-20 Grammy award-winning vocalist, songwriter and clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn has been selected as the third-ever Andrew W. Mellon Foundation DisTIL Fellow at Carolina Performing Arts. Washburn has already begun a series of “exploratory” visits to Chapel Hill, where she is meeting with UNC faculty and other potential collaborators to... More >

The Core@Carolina Square facility advances fusion of arts, academics and community

The Core@Carolina Square facility advances fusion of arts, academics and community UNC-Chapel Hill and Carolina Performing Arts announce the creation of new arts innovation lab, studio and theater space (Chapel Hill, N.C. – May 27, 2015) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill leaps forward in its groundbreaking work fusing the arts, academics and community, as Carolina Performing Arts announces today the creation of The Core@Carolina Square. This new innovation lab, studio... More >