Carolina Creates is UNC's Incubator for Student Creativity

Our mission is to foster innovative creation on campus by providing the resources needed to make ideas happen. We want to build a collaborative community of innovators, leaders, thinkers, and doers.

Our 6 Communities

Check out the 6 Carolina Creates Communities to learn more about our initiatives.

Visual Arts

Student Art Exhibitions
Mixed Concrete

Carolina Creates Visual Arts is the hub of arts involvement on campus. We facilitate showing student art on campus and host Mixed Concrete, a fundraising art show which raises money, awareness, and support for families with inadequate housing in Chapel Hill.

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Pass the Mic
All You Need is Love
Songwriter Showdown
Pit Spit
Student Performances

Carolina Creates Music is an organization dedicated to facilitating student musicians. We organize events to showcase our campus' diverse and talented artists. Last year these events included All You Need Is Love--a Beatles cover concert, Pass the Mic--a competition between UNC's hip-hop artists, and the Battle of the Singer-Songwriters. We also connect artists to venues to foster connections and strengthen the music community here at UNC.

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Dance United Showcase

Carolina Creates Dance works to bolster and support the dance community here at UNC and call attention to the 20+ dance groups working hard to express ideas, emotions and culture through movement. We work especially hard to promote collaborative dance projects, principal among them being CDI's Carolina Dance United, an annual performance showcasing everything from ballet to Chinese fan dance.

Our goal is simple: to prove just how profoundly and frequently Carolina creates dance.

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UNC Ideas
Carolina Go - UNC's Mobile App

Carolina Creates Technology aims to facilitate tech-related projects at Carolina. These include Carolina Go--UNC's official new mobile app, UNC Ideas--a forum for sharing ideas that you would like to see at Carolina, and Discover--a platform to learn about all that's happening on campus. CC Technology also oversees the Carolina Creates Crowdfunding platform--a resource that initiatives can use to raise money to support their projects.

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Should Does
CHEW: Chapel Hill Eats Well
Southern Wild

Carolina Creates writers supports three different publications: Should Does--an online literary and arts magazine, CHEW--a creative outlet for students interested in all-things-food, and Southern Wild--a blog where Carolina students with a love for hiking and being outside come to share stories, recipes, music, anecdotes, and everything in between.

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Maker Spaces
Design Dinners

Carolina Maker Fair

Carolina Creates Ideation is focused on enabling creativity across UNC’s diverse and talented student population. Our hands-on workshops, spaces devoted to making, and ideation-centred social events will spark new ideas and equip you with the skills to turn those ideas into tangible realities.

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Want to Contribute to Carolina Creates?

Consider supporting innovative campus projects on our Crowd Funding Platform, or Contribute Your Own Ideas!