Art students hang metal wall sculpture

Humanities & Creative Arts

Art for the Masses 

UNCW created a permanent home for Art for the Masses (AFTM), a beloved community event that traveled from place to place in the past. The event at UNCW continues many AFTM trademarks – free admission for visitors, all original fine art pieces available for $250 or less and artists retain 100% of their proceeds – while adding popular new amenities, such as free campus parking, dining options and ample space for the artists’ display booths.  The program is coordinated through UNCW's Boseman Gallery and the Department of Art & Art History. More

Daniels Distinguished Lecture

The Wilma W. Daniels Lecture Promoting Diversity & Tolerance is a partnership between UNCW and local businesswoman Wilma Daniels and her family, made it possible for the university to host a free public presentation featuring NBA legend and businessman Magic Johnson. More

Office of Cultural Arts

The UNCW Office of Cultural Arts was created in July 2005 in order to strengthen the University’s mission to deepen and enrich the learning experience of its students, builds creative and effective partnerships between UNCW and local, state and national organizations and develops opportunities for UNCW to play a leadership role in enhancing the growth of the arts within the region.  More

ARTworks Educational Outreach

The UNCW Office of Cultural Arts serves thousands of K-12 students and teachers each year through the ARTworks initiative. ARTworks utilizes valuable campus and community partnerships with the Watson School of Education, Watson School of Education Professional Development System and New Hanover County Schools to provide teachers and students free live performances, professional development workshops and in-school artist residencies. More

Artist in Residence Program

The UNCW Artist in Residence Program is a unique initiative that provides artists an opportunity to collaborate with the campus and community to create and perform new works, while providing audiences an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the arts and creative process. Residencies last from one week to one month and are customized to the needs of both the artist and community. In addition to providing artists time to rehearse and develop their works, residencies provide multiple opportunities for the public to meet and/or work with the artists before attending a culminating performance or staged reading. More


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