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Western Carolina University’s Bardo Arts Center performance hall hosts the Nile Project in a two-day residency serving K-12 schools as well as campus and community audiences. Using music to spark cultural curiosity, the Nile Project engages audiences to learn about the world’s longest river and understand its large-scale social, cultural, and environmental sustainability challenges.  At the center of interdisciplinary engagement on campus, the Bardo Arts Center shares the Nile Project’s mission to empower citizens to collaboratively cultivate the sustainability of their shared ecosystem.  Public performance at 7:30pm on Monday March 13, 2017, school matinee at 10am on Tuesday March 14, 2017. 


NC State LIVE hosts the Nile Project with the objective of serving the NC State and broader communities with a powerful artist-based residency that supports the university’s deep commitment to sustainable practices and believes in the creative potential of youth and their ability to be leading change-makers in society. The project highlights and serves multiple campus and community priorities and initiatives – from environmental sustainable practices to social entrepreneurship to social justice activism to global awareness to conflict resolution to acclaimed world music. Partners include the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI), Multicultural Student Affairs, NC State Music Department, International Affairs and Global Training Initiative, College of Natural Resources, Social Entrepreneurship Program, Walnut Creek Wetland Center, City of Raleigh Office of Sustainability and Public Utilities Office. Anchor events of the residency are: March 15 – Keynote Address at the McKimmon Center and performance of the Nile Project as part of the WRRI annual statewide water conference; March 18 – Daylong student leader retreat; March 21 – Culminating outdoor celebration engaging Nile Project stakeholders and participants.


UNCW Presents is committed to bringing high quality artistic productions and educational programming to Wilmington, North Carolina in order to support creative expression and promote community and diversity. The Nile Project’s residency activities will help us cultivate and foster this vision.  UNCW Presents’ community partners include local artists, UNCW faculty and staff in Music, Environmental and Marine Science, and Conflict Resolution, and local nonprofits Feast Down East, NC Coastal Federation and Plastic Ocean Project.  Together we are designing a series of participatory workshops that explore a variety of cultural, political and environmental issues both in the Nile and in our community adjacent to the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean.  Our goal is to energize our campus, public schools and our region by providing opportunities for education, leadership and innovation while promoting collaborative social change and sustainability of our resources.  

WINGATE UNIVERSITY - March 30-31, 2017

In keeping with the belief that diversity of experience is essential to a well-rounded education, The Batte Center at Wingate University will present a Nile Project two-day residency as part of the 2017 Connected Campus, a month-long, multi-disciplinary collaborative project focused upon sustainability.  The residency will include a public performance, lectures, class visits, and expanded offerings during the Connected Campus month of March will include a visiting speakers, films, panel discussion, and a community rain barrel project.  Engaged campus partners include the Wingate University Departments of Philosophy and Religion, Communication and Art, International Studies, History and Political Science, English, Lyceum, Music, Student Life, UCAN, Distinguished Speakers Series, and The Batte Center.  Interested community partners include the Union County Public Schools, Catawba Riverkeeper, Union County Community Arts Council, Union County Soil and Water Conservation District and public radio stations WDAV and WFAE.


Appalachian State University’s current focus on initiatives surrounding sustainability, and its commitment to the goal of global awareness, make the Nile Project Residency both relevant and timely. Campus units with an interest in the project include the Hayes School of Music, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Outdoor Programs, Sustainable Development, International Education, Global Studies Program, First Year Seminar, and the Departments of Art, Biology, and Theatre & Dance.  Community partners include the Watauga Riverkeeper Program, as well as a network of downtown churches. In the coming months, the Office of Arts and Cultural Programs staff will work with project partners to develop residency goals and activities that utilize this remarkable project to address unique issues facing our community, while providing a memorable global arts experience for our campus and community. Among these activities will include master classes, workshops, audience discussions, and a school show for students in grades K-12. 


East Carolina University will host the Nile Project in a four-day residency that will serve K-12, university and community audiences. The project features a public performance, a public-school bus-in informance, a presentation on the university's flagship lecture series, and engagement of university and community audiences on the topics that connect sustainability with the arts, sciences, advocacy and cultural enlightenment. Led by ECU's College of Fine Arts and Communication and the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series, partners include ECU's Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, the Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series, Student Affairs, the Honors College and Arts Smart, along with the support of the City of Greenville, Pitt County Schools, the Oakwood School, Pitt Community College and South Arts.