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Please check this section of the website frequently for open calls from the Division of the Arts. For other arts opportunities, please visit


a2ru Conference

The Division of the Arts is hosting the 2020 Alliance for the Arts (a2ru) annual conference “Land & Equity: The Art & Politics of Place,” beginning October 15, 2020.


Open Calls

Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program

The call for Interdisciplinary Artist-In-Residence proposals opens to UWMadison departments in the fall of the preceding year with a deadline in early November.

How to Propose a Residency

Awards in the Creative Arts

The call for Awards in the Creative Arts, available to UWMadison faculty, staff, and students, opens in the fall with a deadline in early November. Winners are notified by January and are honored at the annual Arts Awards celebration.

The call is currently closed.

Arts Business Competition

The call for the Arts Business Competition, available to UWMadison students, opens in November or December with a deadline in early March. Finalists are notified in early April and winners determined at the end of April.

The call is currently closed.

The Studio Awards

The call for The Studio Awards, available to current residents of The Studio, opens in the spring semester.

The call is currently closed.


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