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Arts Institute

324 Lathrop Hall
1050 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Arts Institute speaks for and on behalf of the collective voice and vision of the arts at UW–Madison. Since its beginnings as the Arts Consortium in 1975, the Arts Institute has been a voice and advocate for the arts across campus. The first division on the UW campus dedicated to the arts, the Arts Institute advances the arts as an invaluable resource to a vital university, and promotes all forms of artistic expression, experience, and interpretation as fundamental paths to engaging and understanding our world.

The Arts Institute is dedicated to developing inter- and trans-disciplinary curriculum and research between the arts and other disciplines across the UW–Madison campus. It supports collaboration and integration between art making and scholarship, and advances the idea that artists hold an essential place in impacting the experience of all university students. Arts Institute programs, curriculum, and research promote collaboration, cooperation, and innovation. Its programs are dedicated to harnessing the power and potential of artistic exploration and expression for the benefit of the university and the state of Wisconsin. Its programming includes Arts Outreach, the Creative Arts and Design Residential Learning Community, the Arts Awards, and the Wisconsin Film Festival.

The Arts Institute’s Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program brings artists of international scope to the campus each semester to teach an interdisciplinary course for university credit, sponsored by two departments. Building on this foundation, the Arts Institute is currently developing its very own curriculum that will reflect its advocacy for the diversity of the arts across campus. More than 120 faculty and staff members affiliated with the Arts Institute lend a voice in developing curriculum that will further advance cross-disciplinary arts at UW–Madison.

This page was added to the catalog 8/11/14.