UNCSA Honors Christopher Baine with Inaugural "Artpreneur of the Year" Award
"An Artpreneur is 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."
- University of North Carolina School of the Arts Chancellor Lindsay Bierman
University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) recently honored AVAE's CEO Christopher Baine with its first-ever Artpreneur of the Year award. This award recognizes an alumnus who has initiated a creative project or enterprise of the highest merit, artistic excellence, or innovative potential, and someone who embodies Chancellor Lindsay Bierman's definition of an artpreneur.
"What Chris and his team at AVAE have come up with in Canvas is a truly innovative approach that shatters the old analog paradigms." - Jason Romney, Assistant Dean of Design & Production, UNCSA