The Division of the Arts supports and develops its community by sponsoring committees, working groups, and interdisciplinary projects. By increasing the possible points of connection, these groups encourage broader affiliate engagement with the division and with each other. This open-ended structure harnesses the energy of affiliates to achieve real action and momentum in key issues and areas impacting the arts.
- The Academic Affairs Committee oversees the Integrated Arts course subject listing, review proposals for the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program, and consults on shared academic concerns impacting the arts across colleges.
- The Gallery and Curation Committee brings together affiliates who teach curation or manage gallery spaces in order to address common issues and identify campus-wide opportunities.
- The Arts Recruitment Working Group is working to reverse the trend of dropping enrollment numbers in the arts.
- The Wisconsin Arts Research and Experimentation (WARE) group provides a forum for interdisciplinary arts research on campus.
- The Creative Placemaking Hub brings together campus units that offer public programming in the arts and humanities discuss shared goals for creative placemaking on campus.