Finalists chosen for the UW–Madison Arts Business Competition – Presentations on April 23

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Arts Business Competition was created in 2009 to encourage UW–Madison students to develop and present a thorough proposal for an arts event, exhibition, series, commercial venture or other artistic project. Students submit …

UW–Madison Division of the Arts Announces a major change to the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program

Updated April 13, 2021 The University of Wisconsin­–Madison Division of the Arts is changing the name of the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program (IARP) to Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence Teaching (IART) program starting in July 2021. The program …

Soprano Sarah Brailey Wins Grammy Award

The world premiere recording of composer Dame Ethel Smyth’s 1930 masterwork, The Prison, released on Chandos Records, has won the Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. The recording features soprano and doctoral student Sarah Brailey and bass-baritone Dashon Burton as soloists, and is conducted by James Blachly with his Experiential Orchestra and Chorus. The producer is Blanton Alspaugh and Soundmirror.

UW–Madison to host choreographer, dancer and multi-media artist Litza Bixler as the spring 2021 Division of the Arts Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of the Arts (presenter) welcomes Litza Bixler as the spring 2021 interdisciplinary artist. Litza Bixler is a choreographer, filmmaker, movement director, visual artist and writer. She has produced work on …

MEMF, School of Music Announce Administrative Partnership

The Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF) is moving from its administrative home in the UW-Madison Division of the Arts to a new administrative home in the Mead Witter School of Music as of February 2021. The festival will be known as the Madison Early Music Festival, a program of the Mead Witter School of Music.

Division of the Arts Announces 2021 Creative Arts Award Recipients

A two-year long photographic essay project by Darcy Padilla (Art Department) examining the profound economic and social disparities experienced by Americans caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A contemporary art exhibition by Roberto Torres Mata (Art …