UNC Asheville

Cultural Events & Special Academic Programs’ (CESAP) mission is to provide programming and services that serve as a bridge connecting our campus community of students, staff and faculty to our local, state, regional, national and international communities through the arts and non-credit academic programs. The Cultural Events division of the Office of Cultural Events & Special Academic Programs at UNC Asheville works to extend classroom learning by providing a wide array of diverse programs that enrich, educate and entertain our students, campus community and the community-at-large. Our presentations feature world-class, professional performing artists and major speakers. We present 5 to 9 major touring performing artists between September and April. We also support many other campus arts performances and presentations throughout the year and often collaborate with area arts venues and presenters. Our programs are designed to complement the liberal arts course of study for our undergraduate students by providing arts experiences they may not see anywhere else in Asheville. Nearly all our offerings will have campus and/or community lectures and demonstrations, pre- or post-performance discussions, workshops and open rehearsals. These are extra chances to meet influential artists and speakers up close and personal and learn more about how and why they do what they do. We are a member of the NC Presenters Consortium. The 150 member venues of the NC Presenters Consortium and calendars of their events may be visited at www.ncpresenters.org.