Division of the Arts


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The Division of the Arts is the voice of the arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, the institute supports and promotes a comprehensive variety of arts programs and disciplines, whether they are programs that we initiate or our partners’ events. Early in 2014, the institute was constituted as an independent division, which allows it to establish its own curriculum. By working with numerous faculty and staff in a wide range of departments and arts-related fields, the Division of the Arts is now in a position to create and generate conditions for bold thinking and creative problem-solving. Together with our partners, we can further develop and support a vibrant arts community.

Division of the Arts Programs

  • Wisconsin Film Festival
  • Madison Early Music Festival
  • The Studio
  • Awards in the Creative Arts
  • Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program
  • Arts Outreach