Division of the Arts Announces New Undergraduate Award, Issues Call for Applications and Nominations for Creative Arts Awards

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of the Arts has issued a call for applications and nominations for the annual Creative Arts Awards. Up to $122,500 is available to award this year in support of all campus arts community members in the areas of: Faculty Arts Research, Staff and Faculty Arts Outreach and Student Arts Research and Achievement. The call will remain open until Monday, November 7, 2022, at 3 p.m. CT.  The Creative Arts Awards is an excellent opportunity to recognize and honor the unique contributions made in all areas of the creative arts enriching the UW–Madison campus and community.

New this year, the Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Arts Award (five awards of $1,000) is available for full-time undergraduate students enrolled in creative arts academic programs at UW–Madison during the spring semester of the award year, and their collaborators. The funding supports undergraduate students working across disciplines to create work and/or to conduct scholarly research.

Seven additional awards are open to a variety of arts practitioners, researchers, students, staff and faculty from arts academic departments, co-curricular arts units and programs, including Art, Art History, Arts Administration, Chazen Museum of Art, Communication Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Design Studies, Center for Design and Material Culture, Music, Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, Landscape Architecture, Tandem Press, Theatre and Drama, Center for Visual Cultures and Wheelhouse Studios. Faculty are encouraged to apply for the Creative Arts Award ($30,000) and the Emily Mead Baldwin Award (up to three awards of $20,000). Applicants will be automatically considered for both the Creative Arts and Baldwin Awards with one application and one set of supporting materials. Faculty and staff are invited to apply for the Joyce J. and Gerald A. Bartell Award in the Arts ($7,000) and the Edna Wiechers Arts in Wisconsin Award ($3,500). Graduate students in the arts may apply to the David and Edith Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts ($2,000) and the Graduate Student Creative Arts Award (six awards of $2,000), while both graduate and undergraduate students may apply to the Lyman S.V. Judson and Ellen Mackechnie Judson Student Award in the Creative Arts (four awards of $2,000).  

All applicants and nominees will receive notification of the outcome by Monday, December 19, and will be invited to the Creative Arts Awards ceremony to be recognized publicly on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. 

In recognition of the unique contributions of each person and the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities and opinions enrich the university community, the Division of the Arts welcomes and encourages applications from a diverse group of eligible campus arts community members as much as possible. 

For a full description of submission requirements and instructions along with previous recipients, applicants should visit go.wisc.edu/artsawards.