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November 2020

The Art of State Street: Politics, Policing, and Protest

November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the wake of the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police, artists and activists took to the streets to protest for racial justice. This event brings together in conversation two of these artists with UW-Madison faculty from the Art Department and the Chazen Museum.

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April 2021

2021 Arts Business Competition Finals Presentation

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Three finalist groups will present their proposals to a virtual audience in this final round where a judging panel will deliberate and select a winner. The top three proposals receive funding of $2,000, $1,000, and $500 in support of their projects. Tune in to cast your vote for the $500 Audience Choice Award!

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May 2021

2021 Creative Arts Awards Virtual Ceremony & Reception

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Each spring, the division recognizes achievements and professional service along with supporting future creative endeavors and research.

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June 2021

New Breed Jazz Jam featuring Arun Luthra

June 15 @ 9:00 pm
Robinia Courtyard, 829 E. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Free

This special Madison Jazz Festival jam session features NYC saxophonist Arun Lutha, fall 2021 Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence.

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September 2021

Jazz at Five

September 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McKee Farms Park, 2930 Chapel Valley Road
Fitchburg, WI 53711 United States
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Free

Jazz at Five is Wisconsin's premier free jazz concert series – right in the heart of the Madison area. The UW–Madison Jazz Ensemble All Stars, led by Johannes Wallmann, pianist and Director of Jazz Studies, will perform from 5:00-6:15 pm. Johannes Wallmann Quintet will perform from 6:45-8:00 pm. Arun Luthra will sit in with the students and perform with the quintet.

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Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project

September 10 @ 7:30 pm
Play Circle, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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$10 – $40

Unprecedented, energizing and humanizing are all words to describe this positively unique experience. The Konnakol Jazz Project was founded by saxophonist, composer, and konnakol artist Arun Luthra, who masterfully blends konnakol with Black American Music to create a vibrant new sound and style.

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Arts Together: RSO Monthly Forum

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Free

Join us for our very first Arts Together: RSO Monthly Forum! We invite members of UW–Madison registered student organizations (RSOs) to join us in building community with each other. This month, Arts Program Assistant Duncan DiFazio will hold the space to kick back, socialize, and learn more about the Artivism Student Action Fund (ASAP).

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Arts Forward Together: A Welcome Back Event

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chazen Museum of Art, 750 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Free

Join the Division of The Arts in welcoming arts faculty and staff back to campus at Arts Forward Together. We will hear from Provost John Karl Scholz and Division of The Arts Director Chris Walker, celebrate new arts faculty, and enjoy a musical performance by fall 2021 Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence Arun Luthra and his quartet.

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October 2021

Meet & Greet with Judy Frater

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
TITU, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Free

Please join us for a meet and greet with Judy Frater, spring 2022 Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 13 at noon if you are able to attend or would like to connect with Judy this fall via email or Zoom. The in-person meeting will be limited to 25 attendees.

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December 2021

Arts Together!

December 1 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Free

Arts Together! events bring faculty together to meet each other, share in collaborative ideas, and explore opportunities for funding creative research as we celebrate the arts on campus. This month, we are convening around the possibilities of screendance, screen performance, and ideas of the live digital performance.

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