Artpreneur Initiative

Artpreneur Initiative

Since its inception in 2017, the UNCSA Artpreneur Initiative has provided graduating college students and alumni the opportunity to receive funding to support their creative works and enterprises deemed to be of the highest merit, artistic excellence or innovative potential.

UNCSA defines an Artpreneur as an artist who reaches beyond existing disciplines, technologies, constructs and processes to effect change they wish to see in the world, through their creative practice.

The Artpreneur Initiative is administered and supported by the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts, with additional support from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust and Margaret Scales and Graydon Pleasants. For more information, email Erin Edge at artpreneur@uncsa.edu.

2021 Artpreneur Award Recipients

Jenny Best
Jenny Best
Alumni Artpreneur of the Year
Founder and CEO of Solid Starts
Arianna Bohning
Arianna Bohning
Artpreneur Grant Recipient
Collab, an application to connect collaborative pianists with musicians in need
Owen Broder
Owen Broder
Alumni Artpreneur of the Year
American Roots Project
Abel Brone-Hammer
Abel Brone-Hammer
Artpreneur Grant Recipient
Community arts project _PUBLIC PEOPLE_
Jo Hatcher
Jordan "Jo" Hatcher
Artpreneur Grant Recipient
"Hard Feelings" film
Anika Ramlo
Anika Ramlo
Artpreneur Grant Recipient
"Risk of Elopement" theater piece
Julia Walpole
Julia Walpole
Artpreneur Grant Recipient
Quiet Frame film and media production company
  

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