Creative Arts Awards

The Call for Applications and Nominations for the 2023 Creative Arts Awards is now open!
Deadline: November 7, 2022 by 3 p.m. CT.

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Awards

Faculty Arts Research

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Creative Arts Award

Funded through the generosity of the Bassett and Evjue Foundations, the Creative Arts Award (established in 1995) recognizes and honors extraordinary artistic projects and endeavors of the highest quality carried out by tenured members of the UW–Madison arts faculty.

The award provides $30,000 of general research support to a faculty member in the creative arts.

Recipients of the Creative Arts Award

  • Beth Nguyen (Creative Writing Program, 2022)
  • Darcy Padilla (Art, 2021)
  • Fred Stonehouse (Art, 2020)
  • Stephen Hilyard (Art, 2019)
  • Henry Drewal (Art History, 2018)
  • T.L. Solien (Art, 2017)
  • Nancy Mladenoff (Art, 2016)
  • Mark Hetzler (Music, 2015)
  • Lisa Gralnick (Art, 2014)
  • Wei Dong (Design Studies, 2013)
  • Jennifer Angus (Design Studies, 2012)
  • John Hitchcock (Art, 2011)
  • Aristotle Georgiades (Art, 2010)
  • Jin-Wen Yu (Dance, 2009)
  • Laurie Beth Clark (Art, 2008)
  • Judith Claire Mitchell (Creative Writing, 2007)
  • Norma Saldivar (Theatre and Drama, 2006)
  • Catherine Kautsky (Music, 2005)
  • Thomas Loeser (Art, 2004)
  • Nietzchka Keene (Communication Arts, 2003)
  • John Stevens (Music, 2002)
  • Patricia Boyette (Theatre and Drama, 2001)
  • Steve Feren (Art, 2000)
  • Uri Vardi (Music, 1999)
  • Li Chiao-Ping (Dance, 1998)
  • Phillip Zarrilli (Theatre and Drama, 1997)
  • Linda Essig (Theatre and Drama, 1995)

Emily Mead Baldwin Award in the Creative Arts

The Emily Mead Baldwin Award in the Creative Arts (established in 1997) recognizes and honors extraordinary artistic projects and endeavors of the highest quality carried out by tenured members of the UW–Madison arts faculty.

This award provides $20,000 of general research support to faculty members in the creative arts, which will be allocated over the course of two years in $10,000 increments.

Recipients of the Emily Mead Baldwin Award in the Creative Arts 

  • Emily Arthur (Art, 2022)
  • Marianne Fairbanks (Design Studies, 2022)
  • Daniel Grabois (Music, 2021)
  • Mark Hetzler (Music, 2021)
  • Michael Peterson (Art/Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, 2021)
  • Leslie Smith III (Art, 2020)
  • Peggy Choy (Dance, 2019)
  • Johannes Wallmann (Music, 2019)
  • Andrea Harris (Dance, 2018)
  • Cherene Sherrard-Johnson (English, 2018)
  • Lisa Gralnick (Art, 2017)
  • Beverly Taylor (Music, 2017)
  • Ann Archbold (Theatre and Drama, 2016)
  • John Hitchcock (Art, 2016)
  • Mary Hark (Design Studies, 2015)
  • Judith Claire Mitchell (English, 2015)
  • Joseph Koyykar (Dance, 2014)
  • Fred Stonehouse (Art, 2014)
  • David Furumoto (Theatre and Drama, 2013)
  • Uri Vardi (Music, 2013)
  • Stephen Dembski (Music, 2012)
  • Jesse Lee Kercheval (Creative Writing/English, 2012)
  • Nancy Mladenoff (Art, 2011)
  • Christopher Taylor (Music, 2011)
  • Amy Quan Barry (Creative Writing/English, 2010)
  • Anthony Di Sanza (Music, 2010)
  • Stephen Hilyard (Art, 2009)
  • Douglas Rosenberg (Art, 2009)
  • Patricia Boyette (Theatre and Drama, 2008)
  • Lorrie Moore (Creative Writing, 2008)
  • Jennifer Angus (Environment, Textiles and Design, 2007)
  • Gail Simpson (Art, 2007)
  • Wei Dong (Environment, Textiles and Design, 2006)
  • Laura Elise Schwendinger (Music, 2006)
  • Diane Sheehan (Environment, Textiles and Design, 2005)
  • TL Solien (Art, 2005)
  • Jin-Wen Yu (Dance, 2004)
  • Sonya Clark (Environment, Textiles and Design, 2004)
  • Li Chiao-Ping (Dance, 2003)
  • Carol Pylant (Art, 2002)
  • Laurie Beth Clark (Art, 2001)
  • Stephanie Jutt (Music, 2000)
  • Douglas Hill (Music, 1999)
  • Nietzchka Keene (Communication Arts, 1998)
  • Javier Calderon (Music, 1997)
  • Thomas Loeser (Art, 1997)
  • JJ Murphy (Communication Arts, 1997)

Staff and Faculty Arts Outreach

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Joyce J. and Gerald A. Bartell Award in the Arts

The Joyce J. and Gerald A. Bartell Award in the Arts (established in 1992) recognizes and honors the achievements of UW–Madison faculty and staff across a broad range of activities and services in the creative arts including the areas of outreach, public service, and/or other enterprises involving the larger community.

The award is for $7,000 and may be used for teaching, research, and public service activities.

Recipients of the Joyce J. and Gerald A. Bartell Award in the Arts

  • Baron Kelly (Theatre and Drama, 2022)
  • Jen Plants (English, 2021)
  • Ben Reiser (Communication Arts, 2021)
  • Sherry Wagner-Henry (Bolz Center for Arts Administration, 2020)
  • Carolyn Kallenborn (Design Studies, 2019)
  • Jamie Henke (Continuing Studies, 2018)
  • Ron Kuka (Creative Writing, 2017)
  • Jim Healy (UW Cinematheque, 2016)
  • Kate Corby (Dance, 2015)
  • Paul Sacaridiz (Art, 2014)
  • Tyrone Greive (Music, 2013)
  • Li Chiao-Ping (Dance, 2012)
  • The Pro Arte Quartet (Music, 2011)
  • Michael Bridgeman (Wisconsin Public Television, 2010)
  • Patrick Sims (Theatre and Drama, 2009)
  • Sarah Marty (Continuing Studies, 2008)
  • Chelcy Bowles (Continuing Studies/Music, 2007)
  • Anne Lambert (Chazen Museum of Art, 2006)
  • Tino Balio (Communication Arts/Arts Institute, 2005)
  • Janet Jensen (Music, 2004)
  • Ralph Russo (Wisconsin Union Galleries, 2003)
  • William Ney (Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, 2002)
  • Dennis Dorn (Theatre and Drama, 2001)
  • Harv Thompson (Continuing Studies, 2000)
  • Phil Hamilton (Art, 1999)
  • John Barker (History, 1998)
  • Emily Auerbach (English/Continuing Studies, 1997)
  • Karlos Moser (Music, 1996)
  • Leslee Nelson (Art/Continuing Studies, 1995)
  • Ronald Wallace (English, 1994)
  • Michael Goldberg (Wisconsin Union Theater, 1993)
  • Richard Wolf (Continuing Studies, 1992)

Edna Wiechers Arts in Wisconsin Award

The Edna Wiechers Arts in Wisconsin Award (established in 2012) seeks to enrich cultural offerings and inspire future artists in Wisconsin communities underserved by the arts. The award supports faculty or staff in the creation of new art works in areas both emerging and traditional and/or the presentation of new or existing works of art across the state.

The award provides support in the amount of $3,500.

Recipients of the Edna Wiechers Arts in Wisconsin Award

  • Jennifer Angus (Design Studies, 2022)
  • Adriana Barrios (Center for Design and Material Culture, 2022)
  • Emily Kammerud (Pathology, 2022)
  • Baron Kelly, Professor (Theatre and Drama, 2022)
  • Aaron Granat (Communication Arts, 2021)
  • Anna Campbell (Gender & Women’s Studies, 2020)
  • Liz Sexe (Dance, 2019)
  • J Myszka Lewis (Art, 2018)
  • Aristotle Georgiades (Art, 2017)
  • Lynda Barry (Art, 2015)
  • Helen Lee (Art, 2014)
  • Gerit Grimm (Art, 2013)
  • Scott Teeple (Music, 2012)

Graduate Student Arts Research and Achievement

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David and Edith Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts

The David and Edith Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship (established in 2000) is designed to support and encourage graduate students in the visual and performing arts who identify as a woman by providing them with an opportunity to present their work in public. It is not intended as a teaching award or an award for excellence in scholarship.

The fellowship carries a grant of $2,000.

Recipients of the David and Edith Sinaiko Frank Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts

  • Magdalena Sas (Music, 2022)
  • Ava Shadmani (Music, 2021)
  • Lawren Brianna Ware (Music, 2021)
  • Midori Samson (Music, 2020)
  • Anna Siampani (Music, 2019)
  • Helen J. Bullard (Interdisciplinary Art & Science, 2018)
  • Maria Amalia Wood (Design Studies, 2018)
  • Leigh Garcia (Art, 2018)
  • Allison Roberts (Art, 2017)
  • Liz Anna Kozik (Design Studies, 2017)
  • Koala Yip (Art, 2016)
  • Emily Adams (Design Studies, 2015)
  • Suzanne Torres (Art, 2015)
  • Liz Heller (Art, 2014)
  • Katherine Lieder (Theatre and Drama, 2014)
  • Felice Amato (Art, 2013)
  • Sylvie Rosenthal (Art, 2013)
  • Kristin Hammargren (Theatre and Drama, 2012)
  • Julie Page (Music, 2012)
  • Lisa Frank (Design Studies, 2011)
  • Mary Perkinson (Music, 2011)
  • Ginger Lukas (Art, 2010)
  • Paola Savvidou (Music, 2010)
  • Heather Macali (Design Studies, 2009)
  • Naomi Schliesman (Art, 2009)
  • Chele Isaac (Art, 2008)
  • Pritika Chowdhry (Art, 2007)
  • BA Harrington (Art, 2007)
  • Michele Fields (Theatre and Drama, 2006)
  • Miel Paredes (Art, 2006)
  • Cedar Marie (Art, 2005)
  • Megan Lotts (Art, 2004)
  • Bea Drysdale (Art, 2003)
  • Eun-Jung Park (Music, 2002)
  • Rebecca Olthafer (Music, 2001)
  • Briony Jean Foy (Environment, Textiles, and Design, 2000)

Lyman S.V. Judson and Ellen Mackechnie Judson Student Award in the Creative Arts

The Lyman S.V. Judson and Ellen Mackechnie Judson Student Award in the Creative Arts (established in 1997) is presented to an undergraduate and graduate student in the creative arts “who has made the greatest contribution to the field(s) of study covered.”

The award carries a grant of $2,000. Beginning in 2022, this award is offered annually. Previously this award was offered every other year.

Recipients of the Lyman S.V. Judson and Ellen Mackechnie Judson Student Award in the Creative Arts

  • Cole Bartels (graduate, Music, 2022)
    Carlos Ortiz (graduate, Spanish and Portuguese, 2022)
    Mengmeng Wang (graduate, Music, 2022)
  • Sarah Brailey (graduate, Music, 2021)
  • Timothy Yip (graduate, Music, 2021)
  • Scott Campbell (graduate, Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, 2019)
  • John Hallett (graduate, Art, 2017)
  • Felice Amato (graduate, Art, 2015)
  • Nicholas Wynia (graduate, Art, 2011)
  • Pete Rydberg (graduate, Theatre and Drama, 2009)
  • Raymond Hsu (graduate, Literary Studies, 2007)
  • Chris Walla (graduate, Art, 2003)
  • Sara Freeman (graduate, Theatre and Drama, 1999)

Graduate Student Creative Arts Award

Thanks to an allocation of the Anonymous Fund, the Graduate Student Creative Arts Award (established in 2020) supports artistic performances, exhibitions (including curatorial exhibitions), readings, and research necessary to develop arts programming.

The award carries a grant of $2,000.

Recipients of the Graduate Student Creative Arts Award

  • Praveen Maripelly (Art Department, 2022)
  • Molly Mattaini (Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, 2022) Katherine Norman(Educational Psychology, 2022) and Kailea Saplan(Curriculum and Instruction, 2022)
  • Lindsey Meekhof (Music, 2022)
  • Lianne Milton (Art, 2022)
  • Henry Obeng (Design Studies, 2022)
    Derick Wycherly (Art, 2022)
  • Quanda Johnson (Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, 2021)
  • Nick Moran (Music, 2021)
  • Anders Nienstaedt (Art, 2021)
  • Chris Rottmayer (Music, 2021)
  • Midori Samson (Music, 2021)
  • Roberto Torres Mata (Art, 2021)

Undergraduate Student Arts Research and Achievement

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Lyman S.V. Judson and Ellen Mackechnie Judson Student Award in the Creative Arts

The Lyman S.V. Judson and Ellen Mackechnie Judson Student Award in the Creative Arts (established in 1997) is presented to an undergraduate and graduate student in the creative arts “who has made the greatest contribution to the field(s) of study covered.”

The award carries a grant of $2,000. Beginning in 2022, this award is offered annually. Previously this award was offered every other year.

Recipients of the Lyman S.V. Judson and Ellen Mackechnie Judson Student Award in the Creative Arts

  • Sophia Abrams (undergraduate, School of Journalism, Afro-American Studies, Art History, 2022)
  • Ana Tinder (undergraduate, Music, 2022)
  • Shiloah Coley (undergraduate, Journalism, 2019)
  • Lyndsay Lewis (undergraduate, Dance, 2017)
  • Christa Lewandowski (undergraduate, Theatre and Drama, 2015)
  • Olivia Baldwin (undergraduate, Art, 2013)
  • Sarah Mitchell (undergraduate, Dance, 2011)
  • Kitty Huffman (undergraduate, Art, 2009)
  • Kristof Wickman (undergraduate, Art, 2005)
  • Ann Buechner (undergraduate, Creative Writing, 2001)
  • Moira M. Kelley (undergraduate, Music, 1997)

Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Arts Award

Funded by the Division of the Arts, the Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Arts Award (established in 2022) supports undergraduate students working across disciplines to create work and/or to conduct scholarly research. Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in creative arts academic programs at UW–Madison during the spring semester of the award year, and their collaborators, are eligible.

The award carries a grant of $1,000.