Creative Arts Awards

The Division of the Arts provides research support to faculty, staff and students in the arts. Each spring, the division recognizes achievements and professional service along with supporting future creative endeavors and research.

Announcing Finalist Groups for 2022 Arts Business Competition – April 27, 2022

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arts Business Competition is a campus-wide competition created to support and encourage new thinking and innovative ideas in the form of an art exhibition, event, series, commercial venture or other artistic …

Applications for UW–Madison’s Arts Business Competition are due March 7

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Arts Business Competition is currently accepting proposal submissions through Monday, March 7 until 5 p.m. CST. The competition was created in 2009 to encourage UW–Madison students to develop and present a thorough proposal …

The Division of the Arts Announces Recipients of the 2022 Creative Arts Awards

Each May, the UW–Madison Division of the Arts celebrates artistic achievement, recognizes service to the arts, and supports arts research by bestowing the Creative Arts Awards. The call for applications and nominations was released in …

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 …

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 …

2020 a2ru National Conference

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) invites you to join us for the 2020 a2ru national conference, Land and Equity: The Art and Politics of Place, to be held online and hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison, starting October 15, 2020. The 2020 theme Land & Equity considers how our work as artistic, scientific, and humanist researchers and educators is defined by the land on which we find ourselves, and asks who has access to that land and its resources? In turn, we will examine how our art, research, and teaching impacts the places and spaces in which we live and work, and discuss ways that we can use that work to advance more equitable access.