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Preparing your proposals for Imagining UNC’s Future with Art? Receive feedback at our workshop.

We are currently soliciting proposals for public art installations (including, but not limited to murals, sculptures, installations, and performances) that envision the future of UNC and reflect the shared values of our community, an endeavor we’ve titled Imagining UNC’s Future with Art. Grants are available for selected applicant individuals and teams for project implementation over one year (March 2019-March 2020). Eligibility is limited to alumni, students, faculty or staff of UNC-Chapel Hill. Applications are due by February 8, 2019. More information about this call for proposals and the application can be found here.

In the process of preparing your proposal?

Join us for the workshop we are hosting on January 23 from 12:00-1:30 pm, at the Love House and Hutchins Forum. During this workshop, we we will provide feedback and critique your proposal. If you plan on attending, please bring a rough draft of your proposal, as well as any questions that you may have, and please RSVP as we will be providing lunch.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about this project or the workshop, feel free to contact us at

Support our Work through the Fifty in Five Challenge

Update as of 12/18/18:  As we approach the end of 2018, we have already raised a remarkable $11,277! We look forward to continuing our Fifty in Five challenge in the new year, but we will need everyone’s help to accomplish this goal.

At CSAS, we seek to break down barriers, expand our research, reach new audiences, and prepare the next generations of scholars and leaders in communities across the South. None of this would be possible without the generous support of friends like you. I hope you will choose to help us as we seek to catalyze the nation’s conversations about the South, by making your gift today.

In this month’s letter, we highlight CSAS’s efforts to host critical conversation, read more.

Update as of 11/8/18:  Our Fifty in Five Challenge is already off to a great start! Dr. Druscilla French has made the generous commitment to match all gifts we receive through March 2019, up to $50,000, and in less than one month, we have already raised a remarkable $8,746! Thank you to those of you who have already made your gift. We are excited to continue this campaign, and over the next five months we will be keeping you updated on our progress and share stories on how private support from friends like you directly impacts the Center and our community.

This month we offer a snapshot of the Center’s vibrant work as a nexus of scholarship about the South, read more.

It is our great pleasure to share with you a wonderful opportunity that has become available to the Center for the Study of the American South (CSAS)—the Fifty in Five Challenge. A generous UNC alumna, Dr. Druscilla French, has agreed to match all gifts, up to $50,000, that are made to the Center from October 15, 2018, through March 15, 2019. If we collectively can raise $50,000 in five months, the Fifty in Five Challenge will result in $100,000 in unrestricted funds to support the Center’s growth and future.

“I support CSAS because I am deeply rooted in the American South and because their scholars are bringing fresh eyes to our history and our future.”

—Druscilla French, PhD

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