UNCSA's Artpreneur Grants

UNCSA'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 and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, with additional support from Margaret Scales and Graydon Pleasants and the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts.   

Graduating college students should check back for 2022 updates. The grant program is administered by the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts. For more information, email artpreneur@uncsa.edu.

2021 Grant Recipients

Graduating Student Artpreneur Recipients
Arianna Bohning, Music
Abel Brone-Hammer, Filmmaking
Jordan “Jo” Hatcher, Filmmaking
Anika Ramlo, Drama
Julia Walpole, Filmmaking
Alumni Artpreneur Recipients

Jenny Best, High School Dance ’94
Owen Broder, High School Music ’08