Campus Updates – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
UNC-Chapel Hill’s Arts Everywhere initiative on Monday launched a new mobile app that will serve as a one-stop shop to connect the campus and the wider community to art experiences happening at the University.
With the belief that the arts are an essential tool for learning and engaging communities, Chancellor Carol L. Folt launched Arts Everywhere in 2016. This groundbreaking campus-wide initiative invests in sustained creative practice, live arts experiences and arts learning, with the goal of making Carolina a leader in transforming the 21st-century liberal arts education.
Arts Everywhere is a strategic initiative that supports the Innovation Made Fundamental pillar of The Blueprint for Next framework and also is a signature initiative in the University’s $4.25 billion fundraising effort, the Campaign for Carolina.
“The Arts Everywhere app is our next step forward as we highlight the importance of the arts to Carolina’s core teaching, research and service missions,” Folt said. “We are committed to making our arts initiatives, departments and programs even more visible, and to supporting them as they continue to inspire innovation, discussion and reflection about creativity and the world.”
The Arts Everywhere app, now available to download for iPhone and Android, allows users to find out about all UNC-Chapel Hill arts events in one place. The app is one of the most comprehensive university arts app and provide users with custom recommendations based on their interests. The app makes it easy to find out what is trending in the arts across campus, invite friends to events and explore new artists.
“Art is not only something you see, art is something you can do, you can experience and something you can share,” said Emil Kang, special assistant to the chancellor for the arts. “It fosters a discussion and a connection with people around you. This app is designed to strengthen that connection for anyone on our …