Art History Professor to Co-Curate a NEH-Funded International Exhibition of West African Masquerade Artists

Associate Professor of Art History Dr. Lisa Homann is part of a team that received a NEH grant to develop a traveling exhibition New Masks Now: Artists Innovating Masquerade in Contemporary West Africa that will highlight the voices and perspectives of four contemporary artists.

February 29, 2024

UNC Charlotte Team Awarded National Humanities Center Grant for the Inaugural U.S. “Being Human Festival”

Professor of Communication Studies Dr. Ashli Stokes and a team of from Charlotte and the University of Edinburgh will host  “Living Histories, Living Plants: Film, Food and Fellowship on the Carolina Garden Trail,” with stories about how plants and crops reflect our histories, hands-on cooking with ingredients from the Carolinas, and a propagated seedling workshop.

February 21, 2024

CHArt Co-Director Receives Engaged Faculty Award

Associate Professor of Theatre Carlos Cruz received the 2024 Engaged Faculty Award from North Carolina Campus Engagement (NCCE). The annual award recognizes one faculty member in NC for exemplary engaged teaching and scholarship.

February 19, 2024

Catawba Food Sovereignty Coordinator Speaks on Campus

Hayley Brezeale, Catawba Nation Food Sovereignty Coordinator, spoke to Dr. Jason Black’s Indigenous Decolonization course in which students will tell arts-anchored, multimodal digital narratives based on the stories of indigenous scholars and community leaders. Brezeale’s visit to campus was supported by a CHArt small grant.

February 15, 2024

CHArt and CADre Merge

The Center for Community-engaged Arts and Design Research (CADRe) and the Center for Community, Heritage, and the Arts (CHArt) are merging and announce new leadership team.

February 14, 2024

Students and Faculty Participate in Renewed Neighborhood Amphitheater for Greir Heights

Associate Professor Architecture and Urban Design, Nadia Anderson, and her students in the Community Planning Workshop collaborated with the Grier Heights Community Improvement Organization to map neighborhood history and develop ideas for renovation of their amphitheater. The enhanced amphitheater, featuring a mural by local artist, Georgie Nakima, was unveiled in early February.

February 3, 2024

Mapping Memories in Mostar Project Awarded Grant from Division of Research

Architecture faculty Emily Makas and Ming-Chun Lee receive Faculty Research Grant for a Comparative Study on the Effectiveness of Augmented Reality as a Storytelling Tool for Community Engagement in Historic Cities.

January 4, 2024

CHArt Awards its First Small Grants

Faculty and staff led projects engaging the arts, communities, and heritage receive funding for research, documentation, and performances.

January 16, 2024

Loray Mill Musical Wins Cultural Vision Grant from the Arts & Science Council

Sequina DuBose and Laura Waringer’s creative team for a new musical about the 1929 strike at a Gastonia mill secures additional support.

December 13, 2023

Theatre Professor’s Urban Circus Troupe Wins Knight Foundation Award

Carlos Cruz’s Nouveau Sud Project receives 2023 Knight Art + Tech Expansion Fund grant.

November 21, 2023

Students Volunteer at Historic Landmarks Commission’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

M.S. in Architecture students shared moments in the HLC’s first half century.

November 2, 2023

Heritage Studies Student’s Research Presented at Historic Site and Regional Conference

Alyssa Brady maps the African American legacy of Historic Rosedale.

November 3, 2023

Honoring the People Who Worked on the Land

Dance and music students perform African American Ring Shout at historic sites.

November 3, 2023

Architecture Professor’s Plaza Design Wins Award

Rachel Dickey’s “Bleachery Heritage Plaza” is in Rock Hill, S.C.

October 10, 2023

Professor Assumes Leadership of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education

CarlosAlexis Cruz will serve a two-year term as ATHE president.

August 9, 2023

Dance Professor Wins NY Public Library Fellowship

Kim Jones will continue research into Korean modern dancer Choi Seung-Hee.

July 18, 2023

Annual Odissi Conference Returns

Kaustavi Sarkar has organized the exploration of eastern Indian traditional dance.

July 13, 2023

Faculty Receive Project Support from ASC and City Grants

Grants will fund a festival and the creation and presentation of new works.

June 26, 2023

Carlos Cruz Receives Bonnie E. Cone Professorship in Civic Engagement

Theatre professor recognized for arts-based work in the community.

April 11, 2023

Architecture Professor Named to Historic Landmarks Commission

Emily Makaš was appointed to the Commission by Mayor Vi Lyles.

March 16, 2023