Alumni Artpreneur of the Year Awards

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Alumni Artpreneur of the Year Awards

Alumni Artpreneur of the Year Award recipients are selected based on the measurable social, cultural or economic impact of the nominee’s body of work, including their current creative project/enterprise, and also the level of the nominee’s creative and professional success to which the nominee's work or enterprise reflects their commitment to the values of an Artpreneur.

Annually, two awards of $20,000 each are provided to alumni for their creative projects or creative enterprises. Awards for creative enterprises will go to a founder or co-founder of an enterprise (for-profit LLCs and sole-proprietorships, as well as non-profit organizations are eligible) that has existed as a legal, revenue-producing entity for between 2-10 years. Awards for creative projects will go to a generative/lead artist based on their verifiable body of work to-date, who are actively working on a creative project with a screening, opening, or publication scheduled to occur before May 31, 2023.

Nominees for this award do not submit an application for consideration. Instead, they are chosen by a nominating body of UNCSA constituents, based on the criteria stated above. Alumni Artpreneur of the Year Award recipients will be confirmed and notified by late April 2022.

For more information, email Erin Edge at artpreneur@uncsa.edu

Past Recipients

Jenny Best
Jenny Best
2021 Alumni Artpreneur of the Year
Creative Enterprise: Solid Starts

UNCSA Town Hall

Owen Broder
Owen Broder
2021 Alumni Artpreneur of the Year
Jessica McJunkins
Jessica McJunkins
2020 Alumni Artpreneur of the Year
Creative Project: Cultural equity contractor for artists of color

UNCSA guest artist performance
Olivia Meade
Olivia Mead
2020 Alumni Artpreneur of the Year
Creative Enterprise: YogaShield, Yoga for First Responders

UNCSA yoga training webinar
Camille A. Brown
Camille A. Brown
2019 Alumni Artpreneur of the Year
Juel D. Lane
Juel D. Lane
2019 Alumni Artpreneur of the Year
Creative Project: "Touch and Agree"

UNCSA Town Hall
Christopher Baine
Christopher Baine
2018 Alumni Artpreneur of the Year