William R. Kenan Fellowships
The William R. Kenan Fellowships at Penland School of Crafts is a collaborative fellowship program for recent alumni of the Visual Arts Program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). Made possible by support from the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts, this program brings a Penland artist to UNCSA each year for a special lecture and workshop and provides outstanding young artists with full scholarships to attend intensive summer workshops at Penland School of Crafts. Kenan Fellows benefit from the professional instruction, artistic immersion, and concentrated focus offered by Penland’s unique educational model.
The goals of the Kenan Fellowships are to promote life-long learning in the visual arts, stimulate experimentation and skill development, extend UNCSA students’ and artists’ career development opportunities through Penland’s network of peer professionals, and to share Penland’s model educational environment with UNCSA students and alumni.