The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced the appointment of Executive and Artistic Director of Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) and ISPA Board Member Emil Kang as Program Director for Arts and Cultural Heritage. In this role, Emil will lead the Foundation’s grantmaking program that seeks to nurture exceptional creative accomplishment, scholarship, and art conservation practices while promoting a diverse and sustainable ecosystem for the arts.
Emil founded Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) and built it into one of the nation’s largest and leading university-based performing arts programs. Emil has driven change and growth through the arts across the University, programming thousands of artists, commissioning dozens of new works, and championing new scholarship on the arts. He will join the Foundation on October 1, 2019. Elizabeth Alexander, president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation said:
Throughout his career, Emil Kang has understood the role culture can play in making communities more imaginative and connected to each other and the world through the power of creativity... He shares Mellon’s fundamental understanding of art and culture as central to flourishing societies.