The UW-Madison Arts Institute’s mission is to educate, advocate, and
inspire through all forms of creative expression. As part of this
mission, we value all forms of artistic expression, experience,
interpretation, and critical investigation as fundamental pathways to
understanding and engaging our world.
The Arts Institute’s
affiliate faculty, staff, guest artists, and students promote the
importance and power of art as a vital platform to inquire about the
world, illuminate and address injustices, challenge points of view, and
to celebrate all aspects of humanity.
We respect, advocate, and
fully promote the diversity and inclusivity of artistic expression and
its important connection and impact on audiences and the community –
especially as an agent for cultural competency.
steadfast in our mission to embrace all members of our diverse community
and are committed to educate using guiding principles and values such
as civil discourse and freedom of speech, as integral components to
create, exhibit, perform, and showcase art.
Norma Saldivar, Interim Executive Director