Arts Business Initiative
New Arts Venture Challenge
The UW-Madison New Arts Venture Challenge is a campus-wide competition to encourage new thinking and innovative ideas. Entrants will develop and submit a thorough proposal for an arts event, exhibition, series, commercial venture, or other artistic projects.
Proposals should demonstrate creativity, innovation, added value to the arts, and potential for success. Potential proposals could be a new kind of gallery show, a series of performances, an online course, an outreach program, or anything else your creative mind can devise - the sky is the limit! The winner will be able to present his or her event or exhibition to the public or even launch a new entrepreneurial venture.
Entries may be from individuals or from teams of up to three. The lead team member must be a full-time UW-Madison student.
All proposals will be evaluated in a preliminary online round by a panel of judges.
Four student proposals will be invited to participate in the final round, where each proposal will be evaluated on both the written plan and an oral presentation. Finalists will be coached to help prepare for the final presentation.
Submissions for the 2017 New Arts Venture Challenge are now closed. The final round took place on April 28, 2017 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm in the Plenary Room, Grainger Hall (975 University Avenue, Madison). This event is always free and open to the public!