Chancellor's Artpreneur Grants

Chancellor's Artpreneur Grants

UNCSA defines an Artpreneur as “an artist who is not defined by what is, but inspired by all that could be; who is business savvy and technologically aware; who is devoted to creating value and impact through their creative practice; who reaches beyond existing disciplines to create new ways to connect with others; who is willing to take creative risks in order to positively transform our world.”

The Artpreneur Grants offer UNCSA graduating students and alumni opportunities to compete for funding for their creative works and enterprises. The Artpreneur of the Year Award is supported by a grant from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation 

The grant program is administered by the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts. For more information, email

2018-19 Grant Recipients

Graduating Student Artrepreneur Recipients

Taylor Dankovich, D&P
Malik Dowdy, Film
Bailey Lee, Drama
Luis Sanz, Music
Alexis Sneed, D&P

Alumni Artpreneur Recipients Camille A. Brown & Juel D. Lane, Dancers/Choreographers